Project Garden In Full Swing Again!

It’s warming up and spring seems to have arrived, so we are back out there and kick-starting Project Garden again. It’s all gone a little quiet over the last few weeks, but the plans have continued forming, and so now I need to do something about them!

As always, my mum is on hand to help! We made a start a couple of days ago, and it did feel nice to be back out there. I spotted a few flowers out and shoots coming through…

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We planted up some Asiatic lilies, which were a lovely gift from Iona at Redpeffer, and I’m so looking forward to seeing them bloom..

planting bulbs

The children enjoyed some bubbles time (Boo chased them, Little Man stood right in front of the machine and laughed as they hit him!)


And then Mum (I’m not going to lie – it wasn’t me!) cut back the clematis climbing all over the shed, planted up a new daisy and mowed the lawn – yes, yes, I know, you all want her! It all looks loads tidier for it.

garden and shed

I’m very conscious of how bare the fence looks, as it was a new one put in last year, but I’m hoping that as the weather warms, the many climbers that I planted last year will start to come into their own and cover it up.

Mum is coming over again tomorrow, so we will make more progress, and then we really need to get that shed down behind the rockery mound.Β There is another shed behind that one, so we’ll have to move a few things about and de-clutter them to do this.Β Once that’s done, we can start to level what was the rockery, and get going on the cut flower patch, fruit area and wildlife garden. Boo is particularly keen to help us make the wildlife garden, and I’m certain she’ll be very interested in the fruit once it starts to grow!

Have you been getting outside into your garden now that the weather is a little warmer?

I’m linking this post up with the brilliant #ThePrompt, with this week’s quote,Β Spring is the time of plans and projects –Β Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, and the fabulous #HowDoesYourGardenGrow? – click on each button to read more fabulous posts joining in.


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66 thoughts on “Project Garden In Full Swing Again!”

  1. it’s funny because soon it will be too hot for us to be getting out in the garden but in the meanwhile, yes, we have been getting out there. we got an asiatic lily in ours too πŸ™‚

  2. Looks like you’ve been making the most of the warm weather. So many little buds on the plant with the white flowers, are they some sort of primroses? The cut flower patch is a lovely idea!

  3. Your garden is looking lovely, how fab to have so many helping hands.
    Loving the bubbles and looking forward to seeing the Asiatic lilies from Iona at Redpeffe bloom.

    1. Nope, not for hire – I need her here! Lots to do, but hopefully we’ll get there. And thanks so much again – looking forward to seeing them flower πŸ™‚

  4. isn’t it lovely to have the warmer weather… we spent most of last weekend in our garden and it was blissful. I love that your Mum is so helpful in the garden… exactly what my Mum would do, bless her! x

  5. We too have new fence that’s glaringly bare. I don’t think it helps that for 6 months there was no fence up at all, now it all feels quite penned in. So good to be out mowing the grass though isn’t it? Loving the light in your tops photos – glorious!

    1. That must feel strange every time you look out then. Yes, mowing just neaten a it out there instantly, too! And thank you πŸ™‚

  6. I SO wish the weather would cooperate here and I could get outside. It will be 75 one day and 35 the next! It’s so crazy and I’m ready for Spring. Hopefully I will have a garden this year!

  7. Sounds like you (and your wonderful sounding Mum) are making great progress. I reckon though, that if you do nothing else other than mow the lawn the garden will look so much better for it. And it makes everything smell of Spring!

    1. No, step away! I need her! She is fabulous πŸ™‚ We thought about getting chickens, but I suspected they’d ruin the garden, so we changed our minds!

  8. I’m very jealous, I desperately want to get stuck into my garden plans but the weather won’t cooperate, we’re still under snow here, send us some spring weather will you?! #ThePrompt

  9. Your mum sounds great Jocelyn! My mother in law is a real gardener too and sometimes she pops over to help out or gives us a bit of advice too which is nice. Nice pictures of what’s going on, it always feels tidier when the lawn is mowed and the sun is out! #ThePrompt

    1. She is the very best πŸ™‚ Yep, they instantly make it nicer! We’ve been out there again today, so making progress slowly.

  10. I’ve yet to give our lawn the first mow. We’ve just moved in here and the lawn has lots of moss in it which I’ve never had to deal with before so I need to find out what to do about that.
    I want to create a wildlife garden at some stage as well. I really want a small pond for frogs!
    Love the bubbles shot πŸ™‚

    1. The mowing makes such a difference – hope you can figure out the moss. Hopefully we’ll sort the wildlife garden in the next couple of months, & I will report back! And yes, it wouldn’t be complete without frogs!

  11. Your garden looks lovely! Gardening really isn’t my thing – luckily my husband loves it so I just let him get on with it and enjoy the results! I am looking forward to better weather though so I can start playing in the garden with Toby, we got a bubble machine for Christmas which hasn’t even been taken out of the box yet!

  12. I’m going to be taking some pics of our planting efforts as soon as the shoots appear (she says hopefully!) but the pics won’t be as good as yours (not fishing for compliments!!). Grass had its first cut this week. Sowed tomato, strawberry and pansy seeds just today in fact. If they don’t ‘come good’ at least we had fun trying πŸ˜‰ will be pinning the gardening efforts too! *excited*

    1. Sounds like you’re getting loads done! Look forward to seeing it all, & I’m quite sure the photos will be lovely x

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