Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Wake up Garden

As much as I groaned when the clocks went forward an hour on Saturday, I do relish the light evenings.  The birds seem to agree too!  I had forgotten how quiet it can be over the winter months when you can't hear the birds singing.


Despite it being so, so wet, I ventured outside to see what plants were coming to life.  I love watching the bulbs emerge, seeing new growth on plants I thought were dead, and slowly watching the blossom erupt on our lovely trees - fancy a tour?





Here are a few pictures of my 'shed' which sits at the back of the garden.  I remember building it with lots of blood, sweat and tears!  Boy, did it take us a long time....



When we bought the house from new 10 years ago, our boundry was hedgerow and for a long time we left it and accepted it, but last year we wanted to formulate a little more structure but still inkeeping with being more 'natural'. We cleared mostly bramble and the dreaded ivy and it was surprising how much more garden we had - here's a few snaps with work in progress -




Lots still to do, but that's half the fun isn't it?

18 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

What a perfect place, that's my sort of garden

bellaboo said...

Yes it's lovely to see our garden's come back to life.Everthing looks so bare in the Winter months and you can't believe the dead looking twiggy bits will suddenly burst into life and bring some much needed colour. Love your 'shed' as you call it.Do you sit in there I wonder,or is it just used for storage?I painted our summer house(it was that orangey wood colour) and it took about 5 coats to cover it ,but it was worth it!

Bellaboo :0)

Isobel said...

Everyday I have a look at the garden to spot the coming up of the plants. We still don't have much sure what we have out there, but hopefully the coming weeks will be brighter and drier and so we can start the works outdoors.
I love your shed pictures, specially the colour!
xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

You have a lovely looking garden. I am still waiting for ours to wake up. Very slow this year! No sign of blossoms yet on our 2 apple trees. The daffodils have not opened up yet either.

I like the colour of your shed.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Andi's English Attic said...

My garden is still promising to wake up, but has barely opened its eyes yet. I have plans, oh such plans...
Isn't it amazing how much land ivy and brambles can steal? I love the look of your shed. xx

Michela said...

Hi Sarah! What a heavenly garden you have! I was thinking of posting a Spring tour of my flowers too!
Wishing you and your family a happy Easter!
xxx

Jennifer said...

What a pretty garden, such beautiful flowers coming to life. Still not a stitch of green anywhere here, we are very slow to catch up.

Tabiboo said...

Absolutely!!

Love the colour of your shed too. Wish ours was a little more yummy and a lot less scummy!

take care,

Nina x

Florence and Mary said...

I was out after work last night and it was the first time I properly noticed the lighter evenings!

Victoria xx

maryannlucy said...

I love your shed, I can imagine spending hours pottering about in it and around it. Aren't these light nights brilliant, and the birds round here are VERY noicy at 5am!! I must learn to sleep with the windows completely shut lol x

Amy said...

absolutely beautiful!! I would have hours of fun...I love my garden but just dont know where to start with it! xxx

A Country Girl said...

I'm loving the garden waking up too. Every day seems to bring a little change. And its lovely to hear the birds singing.

silverpebble said...

I have a sudden and disconcerting crush on your shed. Can I invite it out for dinner please?

jackanne said...

Hi,thank you for your comment on my blog x yours is lovely! i do love the colour of your shed.. ours is blue but it could soon be painted again ha!! have a very Happy Easter! HUGS XX

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Hiya, thanks for the hello on my blog. I love your shed, oh how I wish a I had a lovely shed like that. Mine is the same colour as yours but is nearly falling over :-( Happy Easter.

Annie said...

Your garden looks like a lovely haven, it's wonderful when you see the first signs of Spring. I would love a shed like yours , I think I would use it as my own little escape. The colour is great, it looks like a Farrow Ball garden colour, they blend so well with their surroundings. Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend and managing to spend some time in your garden.
Ann x

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Hello Sarah I came to have a peek, thanks for popping by my blog. I noticed you live in a woodland setting like me and have violets in your garden, very special. I lov liberty prints too but it is many years since I have visited that shop so was lovely to see all your pictures. yappy.

The Patchwork Heart said...

I love your shed, a gorgeous colour and a real escape. Enjoy your garden :)