The garden is really jumping into action again and it is so exciting. Plants and flowers that I had forgotten about, and some that I planted last autumn and don't even know yet, are all coming through!
The grass took a real hammering over the winter and (it must be a man thing) I am rather keen on a nice lawn.
It's all coming back again with a little help from Richard Jackson's Lawn Magic. It's green, spreading over the bare patches and really feeling springy again.
Tulips that came out of pots last year are in their beds and giving me a lovely splurge of red, my hornbeam hedge is getting covered in leaf again and catkins on the weeping silver birch… this is the best time of the year!
Richard Jackson has been giving me lots of help and advice and his new website has helped me in choosing which products to order to get things going (http://www.richardjacksonsgarden.co.uk ).
I have some plants growing up and, like many people, I'm not too sure if they are weeds or 'proper' plants yet. I'll leave them for a bit and see what develops but one clump has got me intrigued! I moved a hellebore (Christmas Rose) and the patch from where I moved it has loads of little seedlings. Could these be baby hellebores?
I've put a few pictures up (left) and would welcome any ideas. If they are hellebores, I'm thinking of starting an online Hellebore website, 'cos there are so many!
I'm looking forward to an hour on air with the main man, Richard Jackson, on Saturday at 11.00am so grab' yer green fingers and join us then!