Saturday, 21 May 2016

The Garden is coming to Life

Still struggling with photo issues on new computer. I think there is some conflict with new software and blogger. These photos are all in the wrong order even though I had them in the right order. Frustrating and time consuming.

Still lots of heavy rain but the garden is coming to life.

We can see here one of the newly grassed over areas, having removed a number of shrubs over the winter

Making use of an old bathroom mirror. My large garden mirror became so warped it was useless.

Still working on making borders smaller and increasing the lawn which will hopefully be finished soon

Some of the roses at the front opened up over night after one warm sunny day 

I wasn't sure how much I would like the garden with so many shrubs removed but I am actually liking the change to a more open space

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Spring Arrives in the Garden and More

This very ancient Crab Apple always gives such a lift to the garden
It was fairly old when we moved here nearly 40 years ago

I even like it's gnarled and moss covered branches 

A bluish tint in the evening light

A week ago daughter Jane and family had a 3 night cycling holiday in the Derbyshire Dales
They managed 60 miles all told that week which was pretty good I think with a 6 year old. (She was 7 the day they went home though)

'Made it' she says