This is how the garden was looking in early March. It already looks so different!
I’ve been meaning to update for a while, but I have actually been painting the right hand fence in the evenings, when it’s cooler. I’ll have some new photos soon.
But back to March; as soon as the weather improved I was back out working on the garden. I decided to make the oval flower bed slightly smaller – plants would struggle to grow in this end, possibly because it gets less sun than the rest, so it’s going back to being lawn. And as you can see from the line, we were planning to make the left hand side of the garden into a border with a proper edge. That is now in.
Oh, and the whole bark path at the bottom has moved over to the right a bit – the raspberries would grow out so far it was impassable.
Also all the rocks from around the oval have been removed and I’ve ordered some galvanised steel edging to use instead.
The bee nest I made previously went out ready to any prospecting queens too.
I noticed my shrubs were starting to grow again 🙂 They are leafing up nicely now and getting ready to flower. Our silver birch are now finally filling out too.
The hellebores were doing really well, and still are.
The newer flower bed is filling in nicely.
And this is where the rocks went! The log rolls separating the meadow and lawn were rotting away, so I decided to use the rocks instead. I quite like it so far.
Since then I have been focussing on the fence painting. But we have started plans for a pond! I’ve wanted one for years and I’m going to try and make it the best I can for wildlife. 😀
We have blue tits in our sparrow terrace again 🙂 Possible sparrows in out swift box again, a blackbird nest in a bush, no bees in the nest yet. I’ve seen a frog – who may be happy to know we’ll have a pond! And we have mice in the garden.