Spring is springing

Today my daughter chose herself a (pink of course) hyacinth plant to keep in her bedroom and I bought some mini daffodils that were just showing the first signs of life so I feel all spring like.  Nothing says spring more than some daffodils to me.

Our garden designers have just been around to talk to us about the major tree surgery that will be happening on Monday and the replacement trees.

We dismissed our current house based on the estate agency write-up and very poor photos and it was only when we were driving around that I actually saw the plot the house was sitting in.  You would have thought that the estate agency might have mentioned the 3/4 of an acre plot (partially woodland) and had more than one photo of it no?  Actually the photo was of the garage and driveway so technically none of the garden itself.

It is just too big a plot for me and my husband to even contemplate what and how we would plan what we wanted so after an internet trawl we eventually found a local firm of garden designers who have done a marvellous job and the first phase of planting is about to commence so it’s all very exciting.

One of the new trees will be a Strawberry Tree – I’d personally never heard of them or seen one before but apparently they were in some parts of the UK before the ice-age.  When it grows up a bit we will be looking down at the canopy of it (and all its strange spiked fruit) from our master bedroom.


We will be adding ‘offspring’ to a beautiful mature silver birch and a lonely ornamental cherry.  The bark on the birch trees will add a lot of winter texture and the cherry trees will be different species to get the widest flowering window.  I love cherry blossom and the way it snows on the grass like confetti.


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