Lambs and snowdrops


17_03_01_5009Spring had really arrived now. Over the years we have been splitting clumps of snowdrops to fill out the border down the lefthand side of the garden. This has been a real success with the spring bed looking absolutely gorgeous.  17_03_01_502317_03_01_5007From our back door the border is raised and you find yourself looking into the snowdrops.Which is really great to see.17_03_01_5024Looking down on the same part of the bed you can see the progress the tulips are making. These are mainly Red Impression and by April the whole of this left hand border will be full of Red Impression.17_02_22_4982The beauty of spring comes through with snowdrops, aconites,  Iris Histrioides Katherine Hodgkin and a small cyclamen. 17_03_01_5012Elsewhere the snowdrops set of the yew and box hedging.

17_03_01_5017The other arrival this week are the lambs in the field below our garden. The lambs are born in lambing sheds so when they are put out to the field they are quite strong. However, the day they arrived it turned cold and rained and I guess they wondered what it was all about. Certainly we could hear a significant amount of lambs crying out through the night.17_03_01_5016In a week or two they will be charging around the field like a group of adolescents!

Gardening Hours
This week Total since June 19th Average per week
16 574 16

All 16 hours were on the clean up following Doris. In particular, Diane did 10 hours of shredding so that we can recycle all the brushwood back into the compost heap through the year ahead. The shreddings have been bagged up and are ready to be moved to the compost area.

23 thoughts on “Lambs and snowdrops

  1. What a dramatic and attractive backdrop with all those snowdrops! They do look quite striking when planted in clumps. I need to move a few of mine around too……and those lambs, oh so soft and cuddly!

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  2. Lovely snowdrop displays, Steve. I like the way you have woven them through the box planting, echoes the curves of the low hedge beautifully. (Is this the border planted with hakonechloa? If so, most interesting to see how well the bulbs and grass coexist.)

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  3. The title of this post made me smile; I knew it would be a treat even before opening. Who doesn’t love lambs and snowdrops? (Would be thrilled to exchange a few of the golfers beyond my garden for a few of your playful lambs.) I admire the way you use yew and box to soften the garden with curves rather than stand like soldiers. And your persistence with the snowdrops has certainly paid off…good show!

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    • I thought that lambs would attract people. We are very lucky to have the land beyond our garden which was originally set out as park land for the rectory next door probably in a Capability Brown style. For most of the year it has lambs and sheep.


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