Welcome to our blog. It will follow the development of our garden from quagmire, after completion of our self-build, to a garden that reflects our eco-friendly principles. We are wanting to create a garden that meets our needs as a family but is also a wildlife friendly zone. Well that's what we are hoping, time will tell if we are successful.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Life is back in colour

Hooray! Spring has sprung and almost as immediately became Summer. Not sure how long it will last but it's been fabulous for the garden. The front garden has come to life and looks even brighter than last year. I love those red tulips but again an errant yellow one has appeared...

In the back garden, the tulips are also blooming. Along with a few daffodils

They look very bright and cheerful, especially next to the grape hycinths and bluebells. The white chairs beckon me for a lovely morning cup of coffee.

The Rhododendrons that I repotted last year are doing well, despite looking too big for the largest plastic pots I could find.

There are some other plants beginning to blossom. I'm not sure if this is 'Bride in Summer', but I was given this one from a lovely lady via Freecycle...

The Anemones St. Brigid have survived the worst of the dog's digging...
The Rosemary is doing well, despite being a hiding place for Rosie's toys

 The Amelanchii is really taking shape and this yellow shrub looks great. 

Occasionally, there is a sight that reminds me that it is very much an urban garden.
Sadly, time constraints have not allowed time for the vegetable garden.

 Thankfully, the apple trees are starting to come back to life.

 Meanwhile one of the hens keeps escaping (Big Bird) and the others want to be let out too.

So overall, things are full of life again and with lovely blue skies, the sun smiling at us, it looks another busy Summer ahead. Anyone like weeding?

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