The weather has been wonderful for the last few days (although still a little chilly in the mornings), so Malcolm has made a start to the spring tidy up in the garden - he even cut the grass in the back garden today. I used to do the day-to-day gardening, while Malcolm did the major projects, but since he retired, he has taken over all the gardening - which of course gives me more time for sewing and knitting!
The grass will need some more work on it this year - despite Malcolm's hard work on it last year, there is still a lot of moss in it.
The hellebore is still sulking after yesterday's frost - it needs some more warmth to perk up the flowers. It looks a bit speckled, but it is just sawdust from next door's building work!
Things are growing well in this sheltered corner ....
.... with strong green shoots on the clematis.
I bought these wonderful birds in Indonesia, but they look perfectly at home guarding the water feature.
Can you just see the yellow haze on the forsythia at the back of the border?
Round to the front garden now - the buds on the ornamental quince are ready to open ....
.... while this one on the flowering currant has just opened.
The leaves have just come out on our new hawthorn hedge.
If you look closely, you can see both a climbing rose and a honeysuckle, which climb up and along the top of the lounge window - the scent is wonderful in the summer!
I hope you have enjoyed this first report on the garden!