Saturday, 28 January 2012

New Trees

Had a nice day out today at the garden center with Hubby. He bought us lunch and we picked up a couple of trees I had ordered. One is a silver birch and the other is an ornamental cherry called Little Pink Perfection. The birch will go in the front garden and the cherry in a pot on the patio. No pics yet as they are basically just a load of twigs. I also got 12 mixed color primroses. I got the trees for 1/2 price and in total spent 40 pounds. Pretty good bargain!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Early Iris

I have these iris growing in with one of my favorite hostas in a pot on the patio.This one opened up yesterday. None of the others around the garden are anywhere near blooming so it must be that they have been well sheltered where they have been. I love these little flowers, their colors are amazing and they are so delicate. I've got to remind myself to get more later this coming fall so I have masses of them blooming at the same time.

Thursday, 19 January 2012


Thought I should post some "before" pics. It's such a mess out there right now. Leaves, mud, weeds moss and gravel scattered all over. The pressure washer will be coming out when it gets warm enough and then I can start to get things nicely arranged for the season.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New Year in the Garden

It's a new year so I decided to keep track of my gardening progress online. That way I can look back and see how things develope over time. It's now mid January and frosty out so there isn't much going on although with the mild winter we have had the spring flowers are poking through. So it won't be long now before things get going.