Feathers?

We still have some feathers in the garden, gently fading in colour. They are leftover from our Easter celebrations - a Swedish custom we learned about.

We still have some feathers in the garden, gently fading in colour. They are leftover from our Easter celebrations - a Swedish custom we learned about.

The garden is looking quite purple at the moment. Our favourite Purple Sensation alilums are starting to flower. Maybe not quite so large as in previous years - the weather wasn’t very kind last year.

The garden is looking quite purple at the moment. Our favourite Purple Sensation alilums are starting to flower. Maybe not quite so large as in previous years - the weather wasn’t very kind last year.

We have mown the area around the horse - a bit kinder to small children but it also helps us decide on new planting in the area. We’d like to put some more fruit bushes, maybe small trees. Possibly later in the year, especially if it is a hot, dry Summer again.

We have mown the area around the horse - a bit kinder to small children but it also helps us decide on new planting in the area. We’d like to put some more fruit bushes, maybe small trees. Possibly later in the year, especially if it is a hot, dry Summer again.

There is a lot of weeding to do in the garden all year around, especially after we have put small plants in. Or the California poppies, other annual seeds in the soil, and wind-sown grass just compete with them. We have two ‘bare earth beds’ that we will be sowing with perennial meadows soon. We are trying seeds called Super Pollinator this year. They are the last of the annual meadow beds and mean we shouldn’t need to re-sow now each year, which is much more sustainable and will take less work too.

There is a lot of weeding to do in the garden all year around, especially after we have put small plants in. Or the California poppies, other annual seeds in the soil, and wind-sown grass just compete with them. We have two ‘bare earth beds’ that we will be sowing with perennial meadows soon. We are trying seeds called Super Pollinator this year. They are the last of the annual meadow beds and mean we shouldn’t need to re-sow now each year, which is much more sustainable and will take less work too.