Somewhere in the garden, there always seems to be a surprise of colour
Here are some helebores
I love their freckles
And there are such a variety of colours too.
The snow drops are so dainty and I always wonder why how they survive the bad winter weather
These have popped up in the newly sown lawned area.
The strawberries have gone crazy over the autumn and winter
I am going to have to thin them out
They seem to flourish in the hemcore which came from the chicken run
It was rather harder work than I thought digging up the 2nd year seedlings
I did do quite a lot - and I'll be taking them up the allotment tomorrow if it doesn't rain
They have been thinned out so are looking better
I still have quite a lot more to do though despite thinning them out here
The bantams wore themselves out scratching around in the fruit cage with me, so went off to clean themselves up and have a rest.
Gozzie has lots of energy so she decided to have a dig and get some more worms from another raised bed
Where the rhubarb plants are breaking through and looking full of energy. We are still eating fruit mixes which I cooked last year, of rhubarb, gooseberry, black currants, etc.
I took the temporary fencing down and dug over the raised salad beds which are outside my garden studio - then put the fencing back - we get rabbits in our garden, and of course the chooks would love to have a scratch on it.
I raked the leaves and swept the lawns and run my little mower over them.
They look rather good after the winter we have had - and much better without the leaves and debris
I stayed off this area of lawn as its the seeded patch.
This is the 'after' photo of the very first one posted. It certainly has made a big difference and removing all the leaves and twigs etc and mowing it, was worth all the effort
The chooks found lots of insects after I had mowed
It was so nice to just sit and relax and watch them
I could sit there for hours!