A sunny weekend at last!

At last a sunny weekend and I have managed to actually get out into the garden. I can tell I havent done any serious gardening for a while as my back was really aching.  Started tidying the borders, doing abit of weeding and pruning back things like Penstamons and Verbenas.  Its wonderful to see plants beginning to emerge from the dank dark soil.  The Polminariums that I thought I had lost have started to reappear and the Lobelia Cardinalis that I left in the ground are also reappearing.  I dont know if they would have done so well if we had had a really good winter – though I suppose we could still have a cold snap yet.  Whilst I hate the cold and particularly snow I was hoping that we would have a really cold winter this year to kill of all the bugs and slugs etc. 

Sowed some more seeds – Impatiens, Begonia, Dahlia and Gazania as well as a few Broad Beans which I will try growing in pots on the patio.

Its not only the perennials that are reappearing but all the decidious shrubs are beginning to burst back into life.  The new leaves which are furling on the Prunus incisa are a lovely bright green.

Author: Helen Johnstone

I live in Malvern, Worcestershire and am a very keen gardener. I started the Patient Gardener Blog in January 2008 as a way of recording what was happening in my garden and connecting with other like-minded people. I started a second blog PatientGardener 365 January 2013 in order to try and post a photo a day to capture what is growing in my garden or places I have visited

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