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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Spring in the air........
The sun was shining today..... it was, I saw it from my window! So I decided I'd take the opportunity to get out in the garden and get something done. It was lovely and mild with a definite hint of Spring in the air.
At the back of the garden, there's a lovely little corner where we think the wrens take shelter and probably nest. On one side is a leylandii hedge with ivy growing underneath, and on the back fence there's Winter jasmine. I planted some wild purple foxgloves at the back, underplanted with wild strawberries, both of which I had grown from seed. We've placed the arch nearby and I'm training one of the clematis over it...... as I was tidying it up today, I saw a nest within it's branches. I saw a second nest, again in a clematis, in another part of the garden. I hope the birds continue to make their homes here even though we've moved in, as the house had been empty for quite a long time. On the back fence, there's a honeysuckle and the leaf buds are making an appearance....... oh, what delights Summer holds!
Having had such a good day in the garden set me off dreaming about the features I would like to have.......