Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sunday morning in the garden....

SHD: “Honey, I’m off to the shops- will be about an hour. I’ll leave you in peace to trim the hedge”

One hour later……



Don’t panic, only kidding, this was all planned, although it looks rather harsh. We’re really, really hoping that with some manure and TLC the privet hedge will regenerate a good as new. We are planning on having our mish-mash concrete patio levelled and needed to cut it back before work starts.
Please grow!!

What annoyed me greatly was that the previous owner had left so much rubble behind when he constructed the patio. I dug out 8 (liftable) sacks of broken paving slabs and clusters of bricks. I will offer them on freecycle before recycling them at the tip. ( I know it's a 'he' as I work with his nephew!)

There are now signs in the garden that spring will soon be upon us:

Pussy willow in bud.

A baby newt found hiding in the soil under the (now bare) hedge.

The camelia which has been in flower since late January!

And the frogs must have known that it was Valentines Day last week!


RobD said...

I don't think you'll need much manure and TLC to get the hedge growing again. We have one on our plot that I've spent most of the winter attempting to tame by hacking away at it and it's sprouting away quite happily lower down where the light can get in now. And I've shown it no TLC at all!

Melanie Rimmer said...

The hedge will come back. But you're right, it does look scary when you do it that way.

amber joy said...

hi! just peeking at gardening blogs for inspiration for my upcoming week, and had to mention that I adore pussy willows.