Charged and raring to GO!

That hand-held hedge trimmer got my oldest into the front and onto the front strip to help me with the hedge! Result! Came ever so quick too! Must hunt for a wheelbarrow in similar ways…

These have bloomed again! And my slab area is cleared… so sand is required.

I finished cutting turf where the slabs are to go so I need sand and lime to put down. But the area is far from flat… not buying a roller! And we have soil mountains between the horse chestnut and sycamore. I nearly deadheaded the stripy rose chucking those about. The garden is being reshaped as I write, and whoever inherits it from us is also going to take a journey. (Not that I am in any hurry to shuffle off this earth place.

I am too busy shouting on social media for that. Government suddenly announced dentists can open – to the shock of said dentists – with only a matter of days notice. Seriously? Maybe my oldest can get her brace fixed… we can pick up some cakes today to celebrate! I know!

Covered with the weed membrane…
Hedge looks neater, cut down a few rowan in there…
Front strip

Halfterm in Lockdown!

Not coping very well with this new reality. Arguing with people about paying in advance for my hair appointment (May to July is a long time!) when hairdressers are not on the list to open yet! What if we have another spike of Covid cases after Cumminggate? The advisor who wrote the rules only to hold himself above the rules…

We have no sympathy when we have self isolated for the longest time. Kids haven’t been out much and we get our once daily exercise (they have changed it to unlimited) but you know what, it’s never going to be easy! Driving even ten miles seems too far, but we are only slightly vulnerable now. Kids won’t be in the tranche to go back. September hopefully?

But who knows? Britain is no longer Great. We have the highest number of deaths, we still don’t know where it came from and the rules only apply to? Who? Better get back to gardening before I get too enraged.

Stripy roses are blooming.

We can hear it’s busy outside. More cars about and people chatting. Has the danger passed? Well the rules don’t apply anymore (she says tongue-in- cheek, in cheek) and Vitamin D may protect me from Covid? That’s the latest theory anyway so I will sit in the sun!

Caster Oil plants only took months to appear…
Need a spinach recipe…
Time for multicoloured roses.

❤️Love from the Garden❤️

It costs nothing and sends happiness round the world. My blog reaches far corners of the world and I hope it brings joy, enthusiasts and experts (as I keep hoping for tips) to the garden I hoped to create when we moved here five years ago.

Lots still to do and I know it’s going to be hard. I’ve tried videos and panoramic pics but then the platform is changing and I need to keep abreast of that. The Apple blossom has all blown away, the lilies are promising an appearance but areas where daffodils and Scilla grow like mad take a long time to recover. The roses look beautiful where we have trimmed them back but we have lost some to the sky which we didn’t prune at all.

Slab by slab the turf is lifted…
The slabs are stopping me from getting to this bed with alliums in.
This is growing through the cracks.
Light on roses makes them glow – how could l not like?
Little plugs are growing well in this tray discovered behind the little shed.
Madness in the old wheelbarrow.