We have had two planty highlights this week, the Amaryllis we got at Christmas has come into flower with seven huge blooms each the size of a soup bowl, and the tulips, (the long awaited and anticipated) tulips have started to flower.
This week we have also been giving the lawn a little more TLC; having given it a cut last week, we have sharpened the lawn-edger and cut the edges, suddenly the garden is looking happy and well groomed. We are always amazed by the difference edging the lawn makes to the whole garden…
Talking of the lawn there are a few patches where the it seems to be a little on the thin side and so we have been sprinkling grass seed over the those patches to help repair the lawn and get it fit and ready for summer days of play and fun in the sun.
The garden furniture has been inched out into the garden, in readiness for cups of tea (and glasses of prosecco) in the spring sunshine.
We have also decided to have a family competition! So we have each been planting our one lucky potato Nick has given us (his generosity knows no bounds), so, we each have a potato, a potato bag and some compost. The prize for the heaviest crop will be no chores for a fortnight; while the looser with the lightest crop getting to do all the washing up for the week….
We were totally blown away with the alpines that have been arriving in our plantaria and so we have cleaned out an old rectangular planter, filled it with a lovely mix of grit and compost and have been planting an alpine garden, which just seems to get better with each passing day as more and more of the flowers open.
We have also been enjoying giving all the pots and tubs filled with shrubs and other special plants a good spruce up. First of all we removed any weeds, then added some fresh compost to top the level up, and finally added a layer of alpine grit to finish them off, this covers the compost and gives a professional classy finish.
Finally, for the first time in ages, we sat back and relaxed in the sun, enjoying our spring garden, with the bulbs in full flower and the Forsythia a mass of yellow and the flowering currant a mass of dancing pink flowers.
In fact the garden is looking so good, we have cut some of the shrubs and bulbs to created our own spring flower arrangement.
We hope that you have a great week in your gardens
The Owl Lane Plantaholics