28 February 2010 22:58:50
Snowdrops in Woodland bed
Really lovely day today and got to spend a few hours in the Garden bliss good for the soul! I spent most of the time clearing away all the dead foliage and debris in the beds at the back of the house after the Winter and trying to survey the damage. It seems to be fairly serious with some contoneasters that we planted on a bank about two years ago looking really sick - also two bay's that we had in pots not looking too good and God only knows what else, we are just going to have to leave them and see if any there is any life when there is a bit of growth. We got the play lawn mowed and it looks so much tidier hopefully Gerry will get the big lawn cut over the next few days if the weather stays dry. Lots of daffoldils and Tulips making good progress but a good couple of weeks later than other years. Hopefully the weather will start to get a bit milder and things will get a chance over the next few weeks.
26 February 2010 16:51:29
Out of Hibernation!!
Hello to all my full time gardening friends!! There is a sniff of Spring here in Cavan today and a bit of a stretch in the evenings so I might be able shortly to get back to my garden again after a long Winter. During the Winter I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark and get no time to spend in the Garden at all. I love Spring with the daffodils and tulips pushing through and the expectation of the seasons ahead. I have been dipping in and out of the site and trying to keep up with all of your activities and nice to see some new members as well as the hardy annuals!!. Whilst I have been housebound over the Winter My husband has been when ever he gets a chance working on our ongoing projects and we have made some progress - we have had a polytunnell put in which I am both excited and nervous about. I want to ensure that we make the optimum use of it to supply fruit and Veg for the house but am concerned through lack of time that we will not achieve this. We have also been pushing ahead with the "ponds" (ongoing saga!) project which came to a complete stop over the Winter but has moved on over the past few weeks. The five ponds are now all built with shelves in four, the next step is to line with Carpet before we put on the liner which is ongoing. I Also started a home course in gardening just for fun but as work has been so hectic not made much progress with this but very enjoyable when I do get time
I am looking forward to catchig up with all your journals to see what is going on and what plans are been made for the year ahead
As always happy gardening