Sunday, 14 April 2013

Gorgeous Garden Day

I have had the best day!! Woke up and sprung into action. Seeds need to be sown and today was the day. Popping on the Gardening Apron from my collection, I filled the pockets with packets of seeds and a pencil and went forth into the greenhouse.  Sadly on reaching the warm glass building I realised that I had quite a lot of sorting out before I could start. So the morning became a hive of activity with my husband Timothy and by lunch time the benches were clear and pots of dead overwintered geraniums discarded. It was even warm enough for lunch in the garden, bliss!!

With Gardeners Question Time on I was swept away into a fug of seed sowing and visions of future produce gracing the table.  Pippa Greenwood , one of my favourite garden experts made me smile over her love of straight lines in the garden and how it was great to have a hand turned garden line to use, shame she has one as I sell a lovely beech hand turned line made about 6 miles from here. It will be lovely when the soil has warmed up enough to use it!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Spring has Sprung

Today I have felt the sun on my back, our new born lambs are springing around and the birds are singing!

This is Doris first lamb of Martha so so cute born on Good Friday. We have 3 lambs at the moment and await the arrival of a few more it has been so cold for them so have put lots of hay in the shelter to snuggle down in.

We managed to plant a row of potatoes on Good Friday and have put a cloche over them, just to say that we have kept up with family tradition! It will be so good to get into the garden at the weekend to get the beds ready and the rest of the willow wound round the arches. I will get my dungarees on which are covered in mud but who cares thats what they are for at least my clothes underneath keep clean and they are so comfy I could wear them all the time.  In fact they are great to cover over all the chocolate I have consumed this Easter! 

Going back to the lambs.  The children have been letting them into the garden to eat all the lush grass in the orchard (the mums that is) so now when you step fourth into any part of the garden they run upto the fence and are so noisy demanding to be allowed in, it is hard to resist, but Martha is quite a handful and difficult to entice back to the field even if you carry Doris with you as bait!