Thursday, 5 May 2016

At last!

It's sunny and warm - at last! Suddenly everything looks promising; trees and hedges greening up, the perennial borders springing into life.
The earth is disappearing as old favourites emerge, along with the bane of my gardening life, the invasive weed, ground elder.

The daffodils are going over

 but the pear trees are full of blossom.

The tree peonies are putting on a show. My labels have faded so, unfortunately, I no longer know their names.

I'm busy planting out in the veg plot, erecting barriers so that the pigeons don't demolish the lot.
I'm using the bits of metal and netting from my old fruit cage. It collapsed in spectacular style one winter under the weight of snow when I'd neglected to remove the roof netting - not a mistake I shall make again! Today I struggled to put up the netting on the replacement cage. What a faff - swearing was involved!
The bird barriers don't look pretty, but they do the job.
I also use redundant glazing units to create some wind protection.
There is only one squash left from last year's crop. I cut into this one, mmm, a lovely sweet perfume as the knife cut the flesh. I've planted some of the seeds.
I'm a simple soul, give me some warmth and sunshine and I feel really OPTIMISTIC!

12 comments:

  1. And I can feel it from here. Your gardens look so pretty. I'd even say you are a professional gardener. I am still not finished; trying to figure what is weed or garden plant. It is killing me not knowing what to pull. Weeds also drive me nuts and I am growing a crop of birdseed under the feeders. Oh well, it's spring.

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    1. Not remotely professional, I'm afraid, Donna, but enthusiastic!

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  2. All looking good hope you have many vegs this year.
    Merle.................

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    1. Thank you, Merle. It's the time of year to be hopeful - before the insects/birds/badgers and whatever attack!

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  3. That squash makes my mouth water

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    1. You should have smelt it, Doc - so sweet!

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  4. I think it will be a bumper garden year!

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  5. Your garden looks so beautiful!

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    1. Hello and welcome, BB. I don't photograph the messy bits!

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  6. you have lovely garden dear hope weather is friendly now a days

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    1. Hello Baili, I think that you would feel extremely cold in today's weather but warmer days are promised for the weekend. I live in hope!

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