This post is neither about fruit, or labour! You will probably be glad to hear that it isn't anything to do with labour...
I wanted to show you the fruits of my and Hubby's labours in the garden yesterday. The sun shone and it is still shining today! Yay for that!! I hope that the sun is shining today for you too.
There is still lots to do in the garden, yesterday was our first day of gardening probably since November sometime I would guess. There are weeds to be removed, twigs and acorns to be gathered up along with the last of the leaves lurking in the borders. There are dead bits of plant to be taken away and much tidying up to be done.
When all of that is sorted the furniture will be uncovered, ornaments added back to the garden - we are good and put them away for the winter - and we can add new plants for this year. Lots to do, but lots to look forward to as well.
There are so many daffodils out in the garden at the moment that look very pretty and cheery now that the sun is out and shining upon them.
On to what we did!
Cutting back all of the dead bits from these two chrysanthemums. I am not sure if the bottom one will make it, but the top one looks pretty healthy doesn't it.
I weeded three of the raised beds and took out all of the dead leaves and moss and other things that had gathered there over the winter - some of the squirrels acorn stash!!
Hubby planted some primulas which are just randomly put in, but add some colour and cheer and something to look at when you look out of the window. Later in the spring I will take everything out of this bed and replant it with some new things.
Hubby weeded this bed, removed all of the dead old plants and other bits and pieces. Then he got really inspired and painted the "rocket" or the trellis thingy which was silver from when it was parts of a bookcase - we upcycled it! - but had started to rust. It is now a dark green and looks much more stylish! If such a word can be used for such an object that is.
The final "doing" job was emptying out the geranium pots. They didn't make it. So they are now gone to the compost heap and I will get new ones. Sad, but not the end of the world.
Today I nipped out to get some photos of other garden happenings as I really need to start chronicling it otherwise the year will go by and you will not see the garden grow at all.
I already mentioned the daffodils, aren't they so beautiful!
We have lots of clumps of crocuses too. I think that perhaps I will try and divide some of these clumps when they finish flowering. I plan to divide some of the snowdrops as well.
This border isn't looking too promising right now, but there are a variety of things planted in here and I hope that the wallflowers which have started to bloom will improve and flower more as the weather gets better. Gosh, that was a long sentence!
In the grass the random flowers are still blooming. There used to be a flower bed here when we moved it, we removed it, but didn't manage to get all of the bulbs so these come up every spring. We leave them to flower as they are so pretty and when the leaves have died down we just mow over it and then for the rest of the year it just looks like the rest of the lawn.
There is one random daffodil!
The yucca sprouts are still doing well. When it gets warmer I will cut off the now dead bit in the middle, but I don't want to shock it while it is still cold. You can see below that it is still chilly in these parts. This was the temperature - centigrade - today at midday....
Well I will leave you with some more crocuses! Hope you are having a good day.
Today I am joining with Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise for what I did this weekend. Do go and visit!