The Garden in March 2017
A view across the garden last Sunday evening
March has (mostly) been warmer than usual. Weekend temperatures soared into the high teens, a welcome reprieve after the inclement weather of late.
The garden looked quite different in early March:
The miniature daffodils were smiling ahead of schedule.
Crocuses were in full bloom:
Pompom Primula greeted each other after months of hibernation:
I waited patiently for my Tulips to flower:
and for pots full of Daffodils to emerge:
I am overcome with delight as I sniff their Divine fragrance.
I have looked at last years photographs, and I think this years growth is around six weeks ahead!
Bleeding Heart would not normally be in bloom until May.
You may remember last November’s post A Pond No More. Well, I have good news; I have been able to create a miniature version of the old…
Here is the hole in the ground, after removal of the old pond liner:
And here is my new smaller pond, which is lined with half of the remnants of the old heavy duty liner ( the old liner had a hole almost dead centre).
It is somewhat shallower. However, I hope to provide a welcome habitat for insects and other wild life; I would love to attract a few frogs!
I have begun landscaping with some bright Red flowered Persicaria, and dark Aubergine leaved Astilbe which will soon blossom with deep Purple feathery fronds. I have yet to move three different varieties of candelabra Primula -pale Pink, Orange and Cerise.
The beginnings of my landscaping, with bog wood sculpture of a flying wild goose.
On Sunday afternoon, I sat out in my bright Pink garden chair, meditating across the muddied waters. In a day or two it will be clear, and hopefully teeming with new life…
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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