|Oh, these daffies on my desk make my heart sing|
Oh my! Today was simply glorious spring weather in Hobart – just the tonic I needed to lift my spirits after recent events. It prompted us to head outdoors and spend the day pottering around in the garden. Well, actually, Mr PB did more than ‘potter’ – he spent two hours moving all the mulch from The Great Garden Chop into a huge pile in the corner of the garden, just waiting to be used. I fear he’ll be stiff and sore tomorrow, the poor fellow! Why don’t you come awandering with me around our garden? It’s changed a bit since the last time we did.
Out in the front garden, we have some pretty little freesias with their sweet scent. Miss India is enthralled.
The lavender is thriving, adding a pretty hue to our front path.
Here’s a jaunty daffodil, standing guard at the front gate.
The weeping cherry outside India’s room is looking a picture. The pixies provide a daily report on its flowering activities.
Here it is from the other side, surrounded by a (partial) circle of box hedge. We’ve added some new plants into the missing parts. The garden is looking rather sparse after all my weeding and pruning. Mr PB and I are looking forward to planning how we’d like it to look.
Here is the result of yet more of my ivy pruning - and I’m not finished yet! See that trunk protruding in the middle? That’s my next target ☺. You should have seen me on my enormous ladder, snipping away. Mr PB wouldn’t come near it – the last time he cut it, he ended up having to take 3 days off work as his eyes all puffed up and he broke out in a rash. So, just to be sure, I wore a mask and gloves. No photo, though – a most unattractive look.
Thankfully, we should be able to hold off replacing this section of fence for a while longer now I’ve given it such a *haircut*. Oh and yes, for the eagle-eyed, that is a cat flap at the back, complete with stepping stones, left by the previous owners. It’s a source of endless fascination for the pixies!
Out the back, the forget-me-nots are growing like topsy.
We’re really intrigued to discover what this is. A prunus or an apricot tree? No idea. At least it’s in blossom, in spite of my very *enthusiastic* pruning efforts (will you just look at that top cut?!).
And we’re all waiting (not so) patiently for our *heavily-pruned-by-me*roses to bloom. At least they’re blossoming now…
So there you have it – some of our work-in-progress. Mr PB has been busily planting vegetables out the back and today our first iris bloomed. Yes, all up, it’s helping lift my mood. Is anyone else feeling this upswing like me? Apologies to the northern hemispherers ☺. Oh, and any tips for me, the novice green thumb, will be greeted eagerly!