Gertie’s Garden, Early April. ….. “Talking to my Plants pays off” :-)

Gertie’s Garden, Early April.

“Talking to my Plants pays off”Β Β  πŸ™‚


Back from Normandy the first thing I notice in my untidy garden is how relatively tidy, and pretty, it is. It is also, however, in need of much TLC. The bark paths need redressing. The stone paths need thoroughly cleaning. A desperately rambling rose needs cutting right back, or re-directing, and the benches need washing and recoating with paint or varnish.


I suspect that the clematis clambering all over the arbour needs a haircut too, but it’s full of buds, so not this time!



There is already a lot of colour to add to the glorious hellebores from Winter and the early Spring primroses. I walked around a bit:Β Β  walk with me and just look.





…and under the ribe, cowslips.

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I pulled over five hundred sycamore seedlings from this raised bed before I stopped counting!




… and back to those hellebores!



Here, bluebells are already in flower, and I look ahead to clematis over the Arbour…..




….. and cherries for us this year!


Anne ….. 12th/13th April, 2015.

15 Responses

  1. cilla says:

    It all looks gloriously colourful and just the sort of garden I love. You have an enormous amount of flowers out, it must be a joy to walk round. My clematis montana Marjorie is full of buds and the alpinas are coming on too. The bark round our pond is full of self seeders, violets and herb robert. It must be lovely to have the contrast of two very different gardens. :rose:

    • gertie says:

      :yes: it is Cilla, tho’ I’m sometimes sad that they are so far apart. I have loads of herb Robert too, tho’ frequently in the wrong place….not enough space really for too much of it. πŸ™‚

  2. gibbon says:

    lovely, wood stainwill be a lot easer ,do a much better job and will not harm the plants,by the way my sweetpeas are in position and a foot high, how are yours,? they will be go a longe way towards the sented garden you want, :rose:

    • gertie says:

      I have not planted them yet Cliff…was away too much to risk losing them ….. am off to set up seed trays shortly. So far my late/laid back tactics are working… I am hopeful and will keep you posted.

  3. Beanstew says:

    This post is a balm for tired Northern eyes. I have the hellebores and the cowslips, and tulips are just coming out – but the clemtis is weeks behind. I feel for you with the sycamore seedlings – have the same problem from the cherry tree next door – dread the fact I might miss one in a hidden corner for too long. So enjoy your garden Anne, it has a well-loved look to it.

  4. gertie says:

    πŸ™‚ Well loved…now that’s a nice description for scruffy…I like it :yahoo:
    Good luck with that cherry tree…..nick the cherries at least!!

  5. VegVamp says:

    A glorious sight Anne, love all the colour you have already. Those sycamores are a menace, I have that problem too. :yes:

  6. gertie says:

    :yes: Thanks Karen….. must off to prepare some more; scented colours next :yahoo:
    as for the sycamores ….. such tenacious little critters…shame we can’t create a forest of them somewhere…far away of course

  7. gibbon says:

    I see Anne you want to boast to us when our flowers are finished and you are in full blume ( crafty ) :rose:

  8. gertie says:

    πŸ˜† Of course πŸ˜† πŸ˜† :rose:

  9. dixon says:

    A beautiful treat gertie, love the Bluebell’s always reminds me of my youth. πŸ™‚

  10. gertie says:

    Well, that’s not so far away Dixon πŸ™‚
    Thank you :rose:

  11. NorthernTeacher says:

    Lovely, Anne :yes: My bluebells are just in bud yet πŸ™‚

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