Sunday, 25 March 2012

Getting back in the swing of it............

I spent this afternoon out in my garden; it's been a long, long time since I did this because of illness. I think a few hours in the sunshine did more for my health and general demeanour than anything over the previous months. I played with the goats and talked to chickens and ducks; watched the bees busily flying in welcome warm sunshine; inspected all teh spring flowers, miraculously unmauled by chicken depridations over the ast few weeks - oxlips, celandine, daffodils, violets, cowlsips, fritillaries, pulmonaria, winter box, all sorts of hellebores; my little cherry tree is covered in blossom, looking very healthy and pretty; lots of blackthorn blossom too, and a good covering on the old damson in the orchard; the other trees have promising spring green leaf buds, and everywhere there are leaves pushing up through the ground. I cleared and sorted the first greenhouse, so now have somewhere to put the first trays of seeds I sowed last week; stacks of pots and trays are ready, and the kiwi vine in there is bursting with furry little leaves on branches that seem to be making for the next village over the hill..........it won;t be long until that greenhouse will be full of cucumber vines and tomato plants, emerging beans and baby flowers. I cant wait. I have missed my garden so much while I've been ill and was thrilled to bits to get as much accomplished as I did, a great boost for me. Welcome back to the garden :)

2 comments:

B'ham said...

It all sounds so invigorating !! Spring is such an reminder of all that is fresh and renewed...
Mmmm- kiwis !!

Down by the sea said...

Glad that getting out in the sunshine made you feel better.
Sarah