Last weekend the weather was really great and we were able to do a lot of work in the garden. First we went to the garden center for some plants and other stuff that we needed. There were a lot of lovely things on display in the garden center such as this
and this (look away Carol from May Dreams Gardens), lovely colourful wellies for gardening.
When we got home we put some of the stuff we bought in the conservatory and of course within 2 seconds the cats came to check it out.
I had also bought a new apron which is quite handy when potting things up. I'm always so messy. I wanted to take a picture of my new apron and then this happened.
They're not really curious you know, honest! ;-)
After lunch the serious work started. I needed 2 more beds, one for my potatoes and one for my pumpkins, corn and beans. They are going to be next to the ornamental vegetable garden, in this spot you see here.
So quite a bit of lawn had to be removed and then some serious digging had to be done as well. Luckily I have an assistant gardener who does the heavy work for me. After a few hours of hard work this was the result.
And then it was time to relax and have a nice cup of tea and enjoy the spring garden.
On Sunday the digging of the beds continued. The weather was still fine, the birds were singing and all was well in our little haven.
I planted a lot of plants that day; clematis, arabis, pansies, and wallflowers. In a hanging basket I put pink and white pansies together with some flowering rosemary.
I also put some new food out for the birds. They eat quite a lot as we have many birds visiting our garden. This little birdcage is made so that only the small birds can get at the peanuts, not the big ones. That way, they all get their share of the food. And I think the little cage looks pretty too.
At last the two new beds were finished. It had been a lot of hard work but hopefully it will be worth it in the end. This will be the first time that I grow potatoes in my garden. Corn, beans and pumpkins I've grown before but never in 1 bed together like the native Americans ( Indians) used to do. Can't wait to see how that works out.
Here the beds are almost finished.
Apart from all the hard work there were also some fun things to do like picking my first bouquet of daffodils from the garden and putting them on my kitchen windowsill where I can can see them often. They are like a ray of sunshine, aren't they?
Then I hung up a beautiful new flowering plant in my conservatory. Isn't it pretty with all those deep red flowers?
And I arranged a big bunch of anemones in blue, pink and white and put them where they will really show off to their best advantage. And then on Sunday evening my assistant gardener and I collapsed in a heap. Hopefully next weekend it will rain (not really!).
Every gardener nurses prejudices against certain plants or flowers. It is not a bad idea to examine our own, from time to time, and to decide whether they have sufficient validity to be taken to our graves.