There’s are signs of spring everywhere…….
Earlier this year we had a large overgrown hedge cut back and laid. This has allowed lots more light onto the road and has made passing much easier for the milk tankers that frequent the lane on a regular basis. It has also enevitably allowed more light onto the grass verge, which has encourage snow drops, Celendine, cow parsley and bluebells to pop up all along the verge.
The garden is also springing into action, and the Celendine are proving a bit of a nuisance, but along with many of the perennial weeds, they’re added to the hit list, and the battle is a long drawn out strategical process.
The bank behind the house that was reclaimed early last year, has been overtaken by foxgloves and bluebells. I’m quite happy with this invasion!
We’re also reclaiming a patch of ground by the house that was covered by a laurel tree when we moved in. We’ve since cut the laurel back and it’s now a useful hedge, but between this hedge and the patio area by the back door there is a small area that we’ve not really done much with and being so close to the house, we need to make it nice. An added bonus is that the views across the valley are stunning and so Mr Bumbleandme is building a path that will go to a bench, where we can sit and enjoy the view, the peace and tranquility, and marvel at how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. We’ve scoured the land for pieces of slate which we’ve used to build raised beds alongside the path and I may have already bought/order too many plants to fill the new beds, even though they’re not quite ready!! It’s one of the few spots in the garden that pretty much gets sun all day too, so I can use it to house the sun loving plants. Watch this space…
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the garden…..