Sunday, 9 April 2017


A great warm sunny weekend here in the UK , so out into the garden to get lots of jobs done.

Decisions being made about where plants that have over wintered under cover will now go or if it's time yet to get them out , in case a sharp frost decides to make a sudden arrival!

There's nothing like having to rush round the garden in the dark throwing fleece over plants in the hope it will protect them from a late frost!.

We've re potted and moved one of the Aoenium's outside against the wall at the front of the house, it should get the sun from early morning until around 11 am when the sun disappears around the side towards the back of the house.

We have also put this large Yucca , that over wintered in the greenhouse, outside and into the front Garden again it will ahve sun for most of the morning and part of the afternoon.

This has a great shape and should do well here at the front in this large terracotta pot.

The Malus is in good flower this year with lots of lovely deep red blossom.

a closer look.

This tulip is flowering in the centre front bed.

Lots of Dog Toothed Violets are flowering under the front window.

The Red Robin is glowing at the front wall of the garden by the road.

Some nice Bergenia flowering in centre front bed.

The Magnolia's are having a good start to the year , this is Magnolia Susan and one flower is open with more to follow.

 another bud about to open.

The magnolia, Black tulip is having it's best show ever with lots of lovely flowers staring to bloom.

the flowers are opening to this beautiful round cup shape.

 such a gorgeous colour and shape.

There are three large buds on the Tree peony and it's well staked so I have great hopes to see three lovely large blooms later in the year.

The rockery is looking good after the winter with lots of nice healthy green plants, we have even had to trim some back to stop them covering others.

already some flowers are out.

another view of the small area.

a closer view.

At least 15 year old Milo gets to make the most of the sunny weather!



  1. A riot of colour Dee and lovely seeing Milo sleeping in the garden too, bless him!

    1. Thanks Sharon , it's starting to fill out! Yes Milo in his favourite spot :) xx

  2. I am willing my little aeonium to grow! Yours are like trees! What do you do with your rhododendrons to help them grow? I have one that I have had 3 years and it is just a tiny little thing! The label reckoned it would grow to 2m in 5 years! 3 years on and it doesn't appear to have grown at all! :) x