Since clearing out all the overgrown plants in our garden a few weekends ago (you can read a bit about that here) it has really been wonderful to see everything growing properly again. I thought I'd take some pictures this week to serve as a bit of a garden diary for me to look back on.
Ferns are DH's favourite plant and we have a few growing at the bottom of the garden under some trees. Our favourite one, a Regal Fern, suffered during the storm damage when the fence went over and I think may be well and truly lost - we remain hopeful that we might see a frond or two but nothing yet. The other Ferns we have are doing well. It is fascinating to see them as they unfurl.
Last month I took a picture of our Magnolia as it flowered. Unfortunately there was a rather overgrown clematis behind it. One of our jobs last bank holiday was removing this and this is the Magnolia as it stands today. It is nice to finally see its proper shape and I love being able to see it out of my kitchen window (sadly I'm usually doing the washing up!). I think it is possibly my favourite plant in the garden now.
|Last month's shot complete with tangled Clematis behind|
Sadly, not quite in time for our Easter leg of lamb, our mint has come back. Experienced gardeners might think that you can't kill a mint plant, but somehow over the past few years we've managed this about three times! I don't think it was our fault however, as the leaves appeared to have been stripped from the plant. Whatever animal/insect it was I'm sure it had nice fresh breath, but I'm very glad it has gone away. I've got two pots of mint on the go and this is the best one. My mum managed to root one lot of plants last year from cut mint bought in the supermarket. I was amazed that you could do that, but it appears to have survived quite well!
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