Well, I did say I'd taken a lot of photos yesterday! To cheer you up, here they are. I wandered around the garden taking all sorts of things bright and cheerful:
To start with, our lovely old cottage through the gates.
2 double daffodils with the sun behind them
Double Daffodils in the sunshine
2 Pittisporum, pale green behind, purple in front
A newly planted euonymous
Celandine and primula, a lovely combination
A cultivated speedwell with gorgeous purple to green leaves. This is a marvel on rockeries and spreads wonderfully and grows anywhere. It flowers all summer and into the autumn.
The Deenery front garden in the sunshine towards the fairy hill
A newly planted yellowy green hebe
Inside a small tulip
Jim did a brilliant job mending the cow eaten conifer!
Taken from the outside of The Deenery down towards the sleeping shed and meadow beyond. We need to paint the posts white.
Narcissus. The sunshine cheers everything up.
These narcissus are almost fully out. They have a gorgeous scent.
Another newly planted euonymous. These will be fabulous when they're grown up!
this fabulous primula is a dazzling colour.
Look how much these tulips have come on. They are miniature ones!
Even this little pink and white saxifrage is coming out.
This is taken from the bottom corner of the arboretum up towards the cottage. The 2 beds I have been weeding are in the top left hand corner.
Jim's boots drying in the sun
This blue tit is enjoying the nuts in the sunshine and just checking I'm not a threat.
Finally, I took some photos of BlackJack as he was sitting on top of one of the gateposts:
He was watching a bird!
Isn't he cute?
I do hope you've enjoyed these. I did take more but I think that's enough. Today it's been very windy and cloudy with rain at the end of the day. We still went out and I did some more de-weeding of the vegetable plot before the cold wind and rain drove me in. It is, of course, Red Nose Day in the UK and I watched it from 7pm until just now (2.10am) when it has almost finished. It's been a great fun night and they raised £57million! How about that. A little of it was mine too.