Spring: snout out of the cave

TheBigForestGardenBlogWe have spent the day struggling with conflicting demands. We really want to out in the garden admiring the bluebells and clearing the creeping buttercup from the borders. Instead we have both been keeping the deadlines at bay. The flowering cherry is in bloom, the lilac too, everything is fresh and new and full of hope of a new season, a new beginning, making and doing.

Our next task is cutting down and repotting the aeonium schwazkofpt. We have two that came from a wonderful nursery in St Davids in Pembrokeshire. St Davids is the oldest and smallest city in the UK dominated by a beautiful Norman cathedral. Our aeoniums remind us of an exotic garden we visited there. They have become leggy and they must finally be cut down so they branch out. We have put it off for two years in case we make a mistake but now we have looked in the Royal Horticultural Society book of plants and we are definitely going to do it! Yikes!

The hibernation is finally over, the bears are out of their cave  into the garden and then through the gate into the forest running and shouting and full of the joys of spring.

Happy times.


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  1. “Running and shouting and full of the joys of spring.” Yes, that’s what I feel! Finally! Good luck with your garden!

    • We would love to be able to do one of those side jump and kicks that dancers do…..but it ain’t gonna happen however much we are full of spring energy! The garden is looking better each day, lovely to see it coming back in to a sort of shaggy order.

  2. I am the person who has used the time Easter-school-holidays give me, to catch up on about a month of your blogs this evening! So, if like me you look at your blog-stats and wonder ‘?’ – it was me! Tomorrow I will be using the Easter-school-holiday time to cut things down in the garden, including the creeping buttercups!

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