Tuesday 6 April 2010

lets go outside

Sounds like you all had a lovely Easter.
Now that's out of the way lets concentrate our minds to bring on the spring!
I love the fluffy leaves of the lupin.
I've not really mentioned the spring word yet this year, as it generally turns wintery as soon as I do.
But I do believe now that it is here at last.
I have actually been outside this year, mainly pruning.
Don't you just love it when the fresh new leaves open up for the first time.
I love how the apple tree branches get all nobbly with nubblets.
(made up word, if you have an apple tree you will understand!)
I have once more made use of the old fence.
Actually maybe the right phrase would be 'made use of the old man'
As this Easter he made me this wonderous raised wotsit, perfect for 
me carrots. 
(said in an alan t voice)
I already have a few seedlings growing, this one is a tomato called minibell
(which was free with gardeners world mag)
I shall leave you today with these pinnies blowing in the wind....

I do hope (for those of you who are still snowed in) that spring is on its way!


Diane said...

I lit the Fire pit and made my lot sit outside on Saturday evening - it was FREEZING!!! and we cannot get rid of the smell of wood smoke now!!! Yes, its time Spring was here - love the glimpse of our garden. Getting giddy for my giveaway !! I can't stand suspense!!!

Jennifer said...

Love the new life growing in your garden. Spring keeps teasing us here, not enough for anything to start blooming, but the occasional robin and slightly less cold day. Gorgeous aprons.

Simone said...

I have raised bed envy!!! x

Gill said...

our apple trees have nublets too!!!!

Floss said...

Come on, Spring! It's here in the south of France, alternating warm sun with fierce showers (including hail) and strong winds which rip the blossoms off the trees. Are you sure you want it?

Thanks for your kind words about my mum.

noelle said...

Nice to get outside, although its rained here for two days, still the week ahead looks better!!

silverpebble said...

Ooh, a lovely breezy spring post. I am coveting those fresh pinnies. I've been in the garden too - refreshing isn't it? x

Lisa said...

Like the new word, nubblet!
Your new aprons look lovely.
Lisa x

silverpebble said...

Oof, the pinnies! Oof

Karen said...

Thank you for your spring-like blog entry. I can almost feel the warmth in the air where you live. Here it's still cool and rainy but I just know the sun will be beaming down soon!

Twiggy said...

Lovely time of year, I was inspecting the lupins in the garden today, they looked so pretty with little raindrops on them.
twiggy x

this is my patch said...

It's great to see you out and about in the garden again. Hasn't the weather over the past few days been fantastic. You are way ahead of me with the seedlings. I haven't even started yet! I hope, like me, you get out in the garden over the weekend, whatever the weather (AT)! x