Hello to you all and welcome to my new followers.
What glorious weather we've been having recently! It's a shame it can't stay like this all year, though the garden really needs some rain, but I'm sure we'll get some soon enough. The area near the back door desperately needed a spring clean now that we'll be spending more time outside so I spent yesterday getting rid of all the the broken tatty pots and assorted rubbish that tends to accumulate over winter and gave it all a good hose down and re-arranged everything.
The pots of tulips are just starting to flower but I'm keen to get some more colour here and I want to try some new things in pots this year, apart from the usual hostas and pelargoniums.
The bench needs a comfy cushion, and then it will be a nice shady spot for relaxing with a cup of tea!
In the greenhouse there is lots of signs of life. The beans and sweet peas are all growing away and the peas in the guttering are doing well. I like to start them off like that and just push the whole lot out into the soil. It's still quite chilly at night, and a few weeks yet before the last frost, so nothing's going out yet.
Elsewhere in the garden everything is beginning to turn a lovely shade of green and the forsythia and daffodils are looking radiant in the sunshine.
In between garden pottering I've finally managed to get my Etsy shop up and running. It has seemed to take ages, from faffing about with a new bank account and paypal account and then setting up the shop. Then trying to get some decent photos and writing about the items, it all takes ages! but I think I know what I'm doing now and hopefully there will be more things in there soon.