In bright, warm, sunshine this morning Martin cleared more of last year’s dead garden material.
Here he works around the patio and Dead End Path;
The Pond Bed is now ready for new growth,
such as the tree peony in the Palm Bed, to emerge.
Daffodils, for example the tête-à-têtes, are really proliferating.
Summer and Autumn seasonal statues continue to gather lichen,
while Florence casts her shadow across the Shady Path.
Hellebores are beginning to hold up their heads; berberis, sometimes somewhat nibbled lingers on; and a hyacinth which began life in a gift pot returns year after year.
This afternoon, I facilitated enlargement and provided header pictures for the following posts:
Essentially what I am doing with these Classic Edits is converting them to Blocks.
Elizabeth visited this afternoon toting a large bag of very good clothes for Ellie which had once served Ella or Jack. She stayed for cups of tea and conversation including swapping recommendations of TV programmes.
Later the rest of us dined on flavoursome pork bangers and creamy mash with tender cabbage, crunchy carrots, fried onions, and meaty gravy. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Shiraz.
Spring is about to spring, guys! ☺️
Yep. Thanks very much, John
Have a fine day, Derrick. ☺️
Four more days, and it’s officially spring. Nature is on time!
Thank you very much, Bridget
Sounds like a completely delightful day.
Yes. Thank you very much, Pat
Spring heralds the coming of better days. Although here in NZ often a storm. And as you’ve probably noted from my blog. Bigger and harsher weather kept on arriving during summer. Now it’s Autumn…Most days are still summery.
Your seasons have become topsy turvy it seems, Catherine. Thank you very much
Looks like spring is near.
It seems so, Andy. Thank you very much
Nice! I’m ready for spring, but our climate is about 4 to 6 weeks behind. so I;m enjoying yours! Hope you’re all well.
We are well, thank you very much, Cynthia.
Spring is arriving!
Your flowers are beautiful
Thank you so much, Luisa
Pleasure is all mine, dear Derrick ????????????
We had a warm day today too. Here’s to many more. It makes me want to go out and enjoy it.
Thank you very much, Sherry
It’s always so satisfying to clear away the previous year’s dead plant matter.
Thank you very much, Liz
You’re welcome, Derrick.
You have summer and autumn statuary, and Florence, who surely could be spring. Do you also have ‘someone’ for winter?
Unfortunately we haven’t yet been able to complete the set. Thanks very much, Linda
Maybe you could create a flower-bedecked radiator for winter!
Looks great, Derrick. Such a good feeling to have the yard and gardens cleared out and ready for spring and beyond! We just did that yesterday ????
Thank you very much, Barbara
YAY! Spring will be welcome when it shows up here!
I love seeing the beautiful statue-girls!
Hand-me-down clothes are so wonderful for the next little-one to enjoy! How nice of Ella and Jack to share with Ellie!
PS…Always fun to spot a garden owl or owls!
Thanks very much, Carolyn X
We are soooo far from working in our gardens here on the south shore of Montreal!
Thanks very much, Dale
Lichen on the statuettes signifies clean air so it must be welcome.
Indeed. Thanks very much, Tootlepedal
Lovely to be able to get out and about in the garden Derrick… Everything starting to bloom and push through… Oh for the weather here to stop raining, would be nice… But most heavy chores Hubby got done, digging on the plot etc… I was able to get in our home garden for a few hours the two weeks ago and clear out the debris… So we could see the crocuses pushing through lol..
Sending warm hugs to you both..
Love Sue x <3
Thank you very much, Sue X
I’m going to try daffodil bulbs again this year. The past few years only a few actually flowered. Around the poinciana in the huge pot might work.
I hope so. Good luck and thank you, Chrissy
Spring has sprung Derrick …here today our Autumn weather is a sunny and warm 25’C
Thanks very much, Ivor. There ideal temperature
Looks like spring has arrived! Nice that Ellie is getting some hand-me-downs. Babies grow so fast that new clothes seem like a waste of money.
Absolutely, Laurie. Thank you very much
Nice shot of the tete a tetes, Martin’s smile, and looking over Florence’s shoulder. I’m glad Ellie got the bag of clothes from her older relatives. I remember it being fun to go through such gifts.
Thanks you very much, JoAnna. It was fun – and well timed because Ellie had grown out of much else
Your spring garden looks beautiful, Derrick and Jackie! Martin is a hard worker, and I am glad he is there to help.
Lichens are hard workers too, and they are hard at work on those statues.
Thank you so much from each of us, Lavinia
Thanks very much, Vijay
A garden clearing before spring is an excellent idea. Today summer is thumbing its nose at the approaching autumn by potentially heating us up to 34’C!
Thanks very much, Anne
Martin had great weather for his work – and your garden is looking reassuringly inspiring as ever, Derrick; congratulations to you and the Head Gardener!
Thank you so much from us both, Emma
It’s so good that Martin is giving the Head Garden a helping hand in this year’s garden.
It is. Thanks very much, GP
How nice! Are you looking forward to it?
Indeed. Thanks very much, Arlene
It looks like a delightful day, Derrick. Martin seems to be a very cheerful person–though I’m sure he’s happy to be working on a beautiful spring day.
Today was the first morning I heard a real pre-dawn robin choir singing.
Thank you so much, Merril. Martin has a ready smile
With all his careful, hard work that’s an added bonus.
Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods, even with the recent cold snap. The pink buds are attracting birds and bees. I love this time of the year.
Thanks very much, Eugi
Since spring won’t arrive in my state any time soon, I’m enjoying yours; beautiful spring flowers.
Thank you so much, Byung
You are very welcome, Derrick. Stay well.
At the risk of over-using a cliché, it really does look as if Spring has well and truly sprung!
Thanks very much, John
Garden starting to emerge from its winter hibernation
All of a sudden, Thanks very much, Sheree
Thanks very much, Ribana