Friday, 19 March 2010

Spring at last!

After a long, very cold winter, I walked into the garden this week and the colour took my breath away.
Last September we had a bulb planting day. It rained solidly all day and we were amazed that so many people turned up, including the children with their buckets and spades and a large bag of tulip. It was a muddy, slippery wet day and we wondered if any bulbs would survive.

This week, a couple of days of sunshine, have warmed the earth and the new borders are covered in intense purples and yellows of the crocuses. Here and there the late snowdops add a touch of white. The tete a tete daffodils are a real zingy yellow.
Under the trees there are a few wind flowers (anenomes) unfurling. So if you came a planted bulbs, come and see them now!

We are still trying to get the garden part ready for our first Open Day Saturday 24th April. 12 noon until 4pm. All welcome to come.
At 1:30pm there will be some tree planting and at 2pm we will dedicate the Peace Pole. This is an international movement. There are Peace Poles all over the world! Ours will now become one of them. I understand there are people who visit them 'peace pole' bagging and ticking them off as they go.

Enjoy the start of spring.