We are starting on steps – into the ‘fernery’ and up from the dining room into the garden. The borders are now in place, and the patio outlines decided.
The weekend weather was mild and so I tackled the garden. The side fence and wall were cleared of clematis and ivy, and rampant rose branches were cut out. A local man is going to build a store for the wood, using pallets left from a neighbouring building.
The Japanese Anenomes, starting to scatter seed everywhere, were cut down.
And I planted the bed which was cleared, I hope, of ground elder in the autumn. There are now five small plants of Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’, Tellima Grandiflora, Bergenia ‘Abendglut’, and Geranium Macrorrhizum ‘Spessart’.
Elsewhere there are signs of new life together with winter colour.