Posts Tagged ‘planting’

Snowdrops

Snowdrops in the Green

Waking up in the mornings at the moment the sun is often out but it is too warm for a gleaming frost. Despite the sun the grass is looking tired, faded. It has put up with a lot of weather over the last few months. Then there are patches of mud. Especially in and around […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: Progress

It has been a couple of weeks now since the duck drama and time has given me a bit of perspective. I loved having the ducks around, seeing them outside my office window, rooting about in the grass, or sitting together as a quartet. They made the garden and the pond come alive. But do […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: Signs of spring

It is wonderful to see the trees that we (mainly me!) planted this and last winter coming into life. There is an element of phew, we didn’t kill it in my thoughts but mainly just rejoicing at spring’s arrival. Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: They may look like sticks now…

Apparently it isn’t officially Spring until 20th of March but it is feeling considerably more and more spring-like. Every morning I walk around the field with the dog – and the cat – and examine the buds on the trees for signs of growth, for signs that soon there will be leaves. Seeing the willows […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: My own willow bank

I appears I’m never happier than when I’m splashing up and down the stream, getting my hands and nails filthy with clay mud and planting yet more trees. Which is what I’ve been doing for the past two hours. Last year we planted over 100 trees and this year, I’m at it again. I just […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: Splashes of colour

Our garden is very green. Beautifully green. Lawn, wild grass, nettles. As we also have wild rabbits I’d eventually like to create a walled garden around the house where I can grow beautiful, big, splashes of coloured flowers and plants freely, without worrying a rabbit is going to eat them for a midnight feast. Until […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: Digging for Hedgerows

It is at this time of the year, when the green is coming back onto the bare branches, when the blossom is shining out, that the hedgerows are getting their moment of glory. As I drive the school run in the morning the green leaves look fresh and healthy and the white blossom of the […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: Ten laurels

Planting is quietly satisfying. I never, ever thought I would say that. Our land, the paddock and what we call the meadow (although I am not sure it is in the strictest sense of the word) neighbours a farmer’s field in the north, another paddock in the east and a neighbour’s garden in the west. […] Read more…