I've been weeding, digging, sowing, sweeping & tidying up in general & I'm pleased to say my garden is beginning to look rather nice :o) There are buds on the fruit trees, buds on the flowers & the forsythia is a big splash of sunshine yellow that hits you as soon as you open the kitchen door :o)
The grass is beginning to grow & it's had 2 cuts already. The weeds, however, seem to double overnight & I'm sure they have a *grow-as-big-&-strong-in-a-short-space-of-time* gene that no other plant has :o) Still, as my Mum says - *a weed is just a wildflower in a place where you don't want it* Or words to that effect :o)
I love this time of year when the mind & body are equal to the enthusiasm. Give it a couple of months, when the weeds are bigger & taller, the grass needs cutting every week & the blackfly, snails, slugs & cabbage whites are attacking the veggies & it'll be a different matter altogether !! :o)
But, in the meantime - welcome to my spring garden.
Some of the veggies & flowers sprouting in the greenhouse.
Looking down towards the house from the end of the garden. The pots all need sorting out, which is why they're up on the decking. The spring bulbs are all coming out & when you walk past the hyacinths, they smell glorious.
The pear tree blossom looks about to burst open.
One of the Japanese Quinces - such a beautiful colour, although it's actually a deeper pinky red than this photo shows.
The other Japanese Quince, this time a beautiful salmon pink colour. Every year I say to myself that I should use the fruit to make quince jam but I never have. Maybe this year . . . :o)