Its such a lovely sunny day today, so after finishing 40 of Angus and Celine's Invites (only 80 to go!) I got out in the garden to do some serious tidying up. Im a complete fairweather gardener and this is the first time Ive spent any real time out there this year, well apart from playing in the snow but you couldn't see anything then. I get total garden apathy after octoberish and its only cause my good friend Sarah enthused me into planting bulbs that I have any colour at all. I'm really glad I did now, thanks hun :)
Im pleasantly surprised by how much is going on out there. I spotted 3 ladybirds so aphids watch out mwahahaha. My Iris' are up and looking gorgeous, my freecycle muscaris are green and lively and the daffs and tulips are fighting their way through. Theres also loads of teeny aquilegias that have self sown which is great cause its one of my favourite flowers. And just a step over the back wall theres beautiful drifts of snowdrops. I managed to get 3 decent photos out of about 50, hooray for digital cameras but boo for my crappy camera skills!
Im also lucky in that theres surprisingly few slugs and snails out there, must be the birds munchcing them which is fine by me, and my compost is ready hooray! So a bit more weeding and then I'll mulch the lot with the black gold that is our old potato peelings and apple cores.
Oh the simple things :)