So of course the only logical thing to do - as well as some actual gardening of course - was to take some pictures to share with you!
Sadly my geraniums did not make it through the winter in the this little greenhouse. They all perished as they seemed to get some sort of mould. They did live very well until recently so it was sad. The only thing to do was to toss the plants, I will clean out the pots and start again when the weather is warmer. The good news is that the little greenhouse has held up well!
Better news was to be found in my pots of house leeks (Sempervivum's), this pot is full of offsets which I potted on last year and you can see that they have not only survived, but are having babies - a sure sign of growth!
The grape vine was looking rather scraggly - messy! - so it had a good haircut, cutting back to a bud and it will be sprouting again very soon I am sure.
Everywhere there are signs of new growth. The roses are coming into leaf and there are bluebells popping up all over the place. I know that I should be glad for them, but gosh they do get into a lot of places!
Another good news story is the achillea in the picture above. Oh how I have tried to grow these plants. I love them so much, and every time that I have planted one before it has died and disappeared over the winter. This one is still with us though - yay!!!! I think that the very mild winter has helped.
There are things popping up all over the place now, the green shoots above are daylilies.
As you have heard me mention
This is the first time that I have grown irises and I am very pleased with these. Although, there were more bulbs planted. That means that Mr Squirrel has had some.......
I think that I confused some of you with my rhubarb pictures on Friday, they were from May last year. This is the current rhubarb situation. The plant that you can see below is the one that always comes first and then sulks and disappears. The other is far more vigorous. It is just starting to put out leaves so I decided to have a go at forcing it. That is why it is now covered in a pot with the slab on top. The slab is twofold, to keep the pot in place and to block out any light - that is what makes the rhubarb go. I have never tried this before, so we will see what happens. Nothing ventured nothing gained though.
Mr Squirrel hasn't been totally successful in his mission to replant all of my bulbs in other peoples gardens though. These tulips are coming up - result! - and some daffs that I put in by the rhubarb are doing well.
I will take you round the rest of the garden tomorrow!