Sunday, 26 February 2012

sunshine days

After spending a morning at work, it was so nice to come home have some dinner then to go outside to spend some time in the garden. My two eldest kids had gone out on their bikes and Bear was out side helping me. The garden needs so much doing to it. The rose bushes needed to be pruned,  1 job done.  The weeds need to be hoe'd out, some done. Oh so much i dread to think how long it will take. Poor hubby can only just watch as he is still unable to do any, so frustrating for him to see his beloved garden go downhill. So my promise to him is to try and get it round so when spring comes so it wont look so bad.
 For some of you who havent seen my back garden here are some photos....

yes as you can see its quite big/long, what you can't see is that there is another piece of garden just in front of the trees in the top picture. In there we have lots of plants in the summer so lots of beds that need weeding, we also have a bed especially for some most lovely roses. I can't wait to have them all in bloom again.. You wouldnt believe how many times i pricked myself on the thorns while pruning them anyway do you want a sneak preview of one of them in bloom....

I really love this one.
As well as the beds for the flowers, as you can see we also have some raised beds for the veg, which is another thing i need to dig over ready for the growing season which is also something i  still need to get. All those seeds carrot, parsnips, potatoes, radishes, french beans, spring onoins, onions etc Cant believe how far behind iam. Oh not to mention that i still have the green house to clean out. Well at least the chickens have a clean house with new bedding so the girls and boy are happy. Lets just hope the nice weather stays abit longer so i can do abit more and hubby can sit a tell me what to do.
I hope you have all had a good weekend and enjoyed the lovely sunshine while it last.


  1. It looks quite a challenging size, but it is lovely. Hopefully we will get more good weather so you can do a bit each day- it sounds as though you have made a good start

  2. Oh your garden is lovely - it's so big and looks very tidy.

    We've been out in ours today too - enjoying the sunshine; it's so uplifting and good for the soul isn't it?

    Fingers crossed for continued nice weather.


  3. What a lovely garden you have. There's always so much to do at this time of year. I never got round to giving my allotment a winter dig so I'm way behind already.

  4. What a lovely big garden and the promise of beautiful roses is a great incentive. I've got my first vegetables germinating in the kitchen so I need to get my raised beds ready as well or there'll be no-where to put them. Bethx (the linen cat)