Spring has finally sprung, and I’m delighted.
This is the third spring since we moved, so I’ve been looking forward to the reappearance of my favourite flowers. After the greens, browns and grey skies of recent months, it’s exciting to be out in the garden again.
When I noticed the cherry tree had blossomed yesterday, it really felt like spring had arrived.
This morning, I spotted the first purple snake’s head frittillaries in the front bed, and I’m so glad they’re back.
Suddenly flowers are opening everywhere – the magnolia buds by the yew hedge in the back garden have bloomed,
the cowslips are out by the kitchen
and I’m even pleased to see the first daisies in the lawn. Spot them while you can, as I have every hope my husband will resurrect the lawnmover this evening,
Meanwhile the daphne at the back of the house is a frothy mass of flowers and soon the whole garden will be flooded with bluebells.
Today I’ve been out, watering patches of grass where we left the children’s tents out too long over half term. Fingers crossed the lawn will recover!
I’ve also been shovelling dead leaves, pruned branches and weeds into the brown wheelie bin. We pay the council £50 a year for a garden waste collection every fortnight, so I was keen to get a full bin out. At least I didn’t end up chasing the bin lorry down the road this time…
Yesterday, I planted out the dwarf daffodil my daughter gave me, once it stopped flowering. Hopefully it will pop up again next year. I put the bulb on the far side of the front garden, so I should see any flowers whenever I look out of the kitchen window.
Our tumble drier is a marvel all during damp dark winters, but this morning the sunshine persuaded me to hang out some washing. That should save ooooh a whole 30p compared to using the tumble drier instead.
Every year, I have grand plans to grow some of our own veg. Every year, I end up with a stash of seeds down the side of the radio. (Previous post on where to buy seeds for less). Maybe this will be the year some of the seeds actually make it beyond a packet or a seed tray!
Best of all? Spending time in the garden, watching new flowers emerge and enjoying each season, brings great joy and doesn’t cost a penny.
Now over to you. How’s your garden right now? Plans to plant anything? Do share in the comments, I’d love to hear!