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In between the April showers.

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A glimpse of the garden today under sunny skies with a few threatening clouds.

It is still a lovely time of year.

The first picture is of the jasmine in our porch. It had drastic pruning last year, much to my dismay, but it seems non the worse for it now! Other photos are just general views of the garden.

The pond has been cleared too and is full of toad spawn – what a pity I am not very fond of frogs and toads!

The flower bed to the right of the path has been newly planted with roses, lavender, catmint mainly but a row of polyanthus has been left by the lawn. The path now requires more gravel to smarten it up.

Lots of pretty blossom to enjoy but this year our cherry tree had none at all. I blame persistent cold winds.
Last of all is our rusty bird bath by the kitchen door. I guess I could get away by calling it ‘vintage’ or ‘shabby chic’ but nevertheless it is definitely rusty!!!

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vjd
Vjd
 

great photos and great landscaping good job!

26 Apr, 2018

 

It all looks great. Can practically smell that jasmine. It's certainly doing well.

26 Apr, 2018

 

The garden looks so good Chris... Very Spring like.... I do like the bird feeder too.

26 Apr, 2018

 

Your garden is looking great. I wish I had toad spawn, I like toads. Unfortunately I killed my toad by stabbing it with a fork, turning over my compost bin. Not seen any frog spawn either, but there are frogs and newts in my pond.

26 Apr, 2018

 

Your garden looks lovely Wildrose,and I like your bird feeder also.

26 Apr, 2018

 

Your garden is looking really pretty, a shame you don't like toads, we love them, but never see any....we have one frog at the moment......Looking forward to seeing your new border when the roses open....

26 Apr, 2018

 

Your garden looks lovely and your Jasmine is a sight to behold. That ?tulip in the second photo top centre is really doubled isn't it. Very pretty.

26 Apr, 2018

 

It all looks lovely Chris. I think you have so much colour for April...and that Jasmine...wow! Well done, it really is a treat for the eyes :)

26 Apr, 2018

vjd
Vjd
 

like Karen says it is a wonder you have that much color this time of year i have a month or more yet!

26 Apr, 2018

 

Lovely blog your Jasmine looks great.

26 Apr, 2018

 

Your garden looks lovely and so does your bird bath. Last year I was looking for something ornamental for the garden. There is a place along the main road that I went into to have a look. They had things like your bird bath and they wanted lots of money for them so it's a heirloom ?

26 Apr, 2018

 

Very beautiful :)

26 Apr, 2018

 

Love your garden it looks so calming and peaceful and the birdbath fits in perfectly.

27 Apr, 2018

 

What a beautiful garden. Exactly as you would expect a cottage garden to be, and the colours are glorious.

27 Apr, 2018

 

I'm playing catch up in my garden again but I just want to sit and look at your lovely peaceful spaces. I do like that dark pink apple blossom with the dark foliage.

27 Apr, 2018

 

Things are looking good and your Jasmine is amazing. Sadly mine didn't make it through this last winter. I understand you not liking frog and toads, but think of all the slugs and snails they'll eat.

27 Apr, 2018

 

Your garden is certainly showing many signs that Spring is here ... :o)

27 Apr, 2018

 

Hello Chris, just thought I would pop in and see how you were doing.
Your garden looks lovely, but it was a shame about your cherry tree ! Your jasmine makes up for it though ! It looks amazing ! xxx

27 Apr, 2018

 

Hello everyone!
Thank you for your lovely comments and your interest in our garden.
xx

27 Apr, 2018

 

Such a pretty garden !

30 Apr, 2018

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