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End of March garden

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Like many Goy friends, all of our social activities have been cancelled and we find ourselves spending lots of time getting to grips with our garden. So far we have weeded and deadheaded the borders around the top garden and the flat lawn. I have tidied up the shrubs that we raised the crown on last year and mowed the lawns. T dug between the plants and shrubs and cleaned up the edge of the lawns. They have stopped the garden waist collections and closed the council recycling centre so we have a lot of bags filled with hard- to- compost shrubby cuttings piled up beside the house. It always looks better when we have mowed the lawns.

I am so pleased with this bit of border. I love the blue hyacinths which give off a nice scent outdoors near the seat. (I find the scent is far too strong indoors)

The marker over our lovely dog’s resting place in front of the acer bed had sunk again so T lifted it and set it level once more while I weeded the corner and dug in some feed for the plum and cherry trees.

It looks so much tidier now.
The quince have flowered brilliantly this spring. I think they enjoyed all the rain in my too fast draining garden.


This Vinca looks quite pretty too but I shall have to keep an eye on it , I don’t want it to run rampant…

The Magnolia and the tree (that I can’t for the minute remember the name of) are flowering beautifully in the front garden.

I love the fresh foliage on all the shrubs..

The Hellebores have done well this winter and still look pretty..

I have cut back and fed the thornless blackberry and tidied this border. There are lots of buds on the cherry tree. Lets see if I can pick a few before the blackbirds this year…lol

I am really pleased with the phlox and the sarcococca cuttings I took last year and put into this planter. They have taken really well and the sarcococca flowered in the greenhouse. I thought it was time to bring them outside and I will plant them out when I have found a suitable place for them..

It has turned really chilly this week so I have left the garden for now. It’s supposed to be quite a bit milder this weekend so I will tackle this mess then. :o)

Plenty left to do to get the slope lawn borders into some kind of order…I am loving it though..
I do hope you and your nearest and dearest are staying safe and healthy. Take care and make the most of your gardens. xx

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It all looks so tidy, Homebird. At least being at home has one good spinoff.

1 Apr, 2020

 

Your garden looks wonderful so many pretty areas I did nt realise how high up you were . Your Acer and Magnolias are lovely and I like your seating area.

1 Apr, 2020

 

Looks really lovely, you’ve been very busy gardening, you’ve been well rewarded too! Love the spring flowering shrubs, very colourful and bright. Lots of spring hues in your garden, Homebird.

2 Apr, 2020

 

Your garden looks great. I like those hexagonal pavers as edging, most distinctive.

2 Apr, 2020

 

Well, I really enjoyed this blog HB. Viburnum carlesii is the name you were looking for I think. It has loads of blooms doesn't it..looks beautiful and the scent...wow! You have a lovely elevated position there, so I suppose that's why you find it very dry. But looks like you have great views over the rooftops to compensate. I love a mature garden..I was taken by the way you've cut a space in your fence for next door's tree to grow through...love that! I agree with you about the hyacinths too. I had to remove my pot of three from the Pod as they are just too heady. Now they are on a table outside but it's far too windy today and cold. I love your stone wall btw with the seat atop. I do hope we get some of that milder weather at the weekend. We haven't had any of the usual freakily mild spells so far this winter and I am starting to hate the cold again. But yes, very thankful for the garden and the activity it requires. Never before have we understood just how very therapeutic gardening is mentally. I mean, we knew in theory, but boy, is it my refuge from anxiety right now. :) Today I am forced to do my monthly accounting tasks as it is far too windy out there.

2 Apr, 2020

 

Lovely garden - you must be pleased with those shrubs, such a nice variety of colour. Wow you have worked so hard! Those lawn edges are a real credit ! Do you have a problem with the wind ? Sadly its the price we pay for a splendid open aspect. Agree with Siris re the hexagonal pavers.
I looked for the mess you want to tidy - was it the last picture? Sort of standard for my borders...

2 Apr, 2020

 

You have some beautiful rich colours for the time of year, well done on being so tidy!

The council delivered my garden waste bin yesterday, got my sticker in the post today. Not sure if they'll still be collecting them by the time I get the lawn cut, but at least I'll be able to store the grass in there. Too darn cold and windy here to do it today.

2 Apr, 2020

 

Your garden looks lovely and so colourful even in these early days of spring .. Take care and keep safe :o)

2 Apr, 2020

 

I enjoyed this "walk" round your garden Homebird! Everything looks so neat and tidy and it always looks better when the lawn has been edged, which I am in the process of doing at the moment.
Take care , keep safe !

2 Apr, 2020

 

lovely garden

2 Apr, 2020

 

I loved having the tour of your garden it looks lovely. I love hyacinths and agree the scent is better in the garden.
You have some beautiful features and doesn't a well cut edge improve the overall appearance?
We are lucky we still have council garden collection. tomorrow thankfully.

2 Apr, 2020

 

Very nice garden. I like the background fencing with the greenish moss.

3 Apr, 2020

 

Lovely photos of your garden Sheila, spring is the best time to be out there, Keep at it ! :)
I also have several bags of stuff for the tip and will have lots more before this scare is over.

3 Apr, 2020

 

Love it Sheila, I always love seen photos of your garden.

3 Apr, 2020

 

It's looking glorious. You must be feeling very pleased with yourselves getting so on top of everything. One more corner to tackle!

3 Apr, 2020

 

Thankyou very much everyone for your lovely comments. The pavers were square and T cut the corners off for me because I had seen some six sided ones and liked the look of them. I use the corner bits as feet under my big pots.
Thanks Karen it is Viburnum carlesii. The scent is lovely. Yes, I know what you mean about it being a refuge from anxiety. I have stopped watching the news so often as I was becoming jittery and needed to get out in the garden and become absorbed in the routine and promise of new life.

4 Apr, 2020

 

Your garden is really lovely Homebird, enjoyed my tour around even though I am weeks late.....

6 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Lincs. It’s enjoying the relief from the heat now and relishing all this rain, unlike me!!

7 Jun, 2020

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