Thursday, 4 May 2017

Hiding from your blog ....

OK ... I have to admit I have been hiding from my blog because I have been a total slug .. but not without reason, but it is personal so I don't really want to go on and on about myself.
I was able to do a few hours in the garden today and it has been mind blowing.
The garden doesn't care if it is untidy or needs a bit of straightening up .
It GROWS despite me ... and in a way I am very glad of that .. no matter how much tweaking it may need it refuses to be off put by my neglect ...
IT IS ALIVE and KICKING .. phew !
But ? we are in for a ride with the weather ... it has been a weird Spring as it is but the rain is coming back with a vengeance ... up to 45 mm supposedly through Friday ...
I looked back at my old diary from last year and by the 7th I had already bought loads of herbs , soil, compost ... so I still have time to squeak by ? maybe ?
Mean while a few pictures to illustrate the garden is running whether I am caring for it or not !

The daffs are supposed to follow the curve completely , but I screwed up with the count to the other side .. and ? this is after some substantial rainfall so they look rather sad.
The allium have suffered with rainfall and are looking a bit SAD
My Red Majestic Corkscrew Hazel is a treat to watch as it's leaves unfurl and a few catkins are budding ... the sad part of my tree inventory is that I lost my Crimson Queen Japanese maple.
One of my oldest Japanese maples .. it stings to lose it .. and I'll never know the whole truth of what happened to it ... so I am on the hunt for a replacement once I get out and going again.
The hellebore have been a treat ....

OK ... I had to put this in for a laugh .. I am having a bit of a struggle with my picture files but there we go something on the side of smiling ?


Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is amazing that the garden will continue to grow even without our attention. Of course we might not like the way the garden takes care of its self. Sort of like a wayward child. We need to tend it to keep it going in the direction we want it to. Now if you can just convince your body to cooperate. ;) Hang in there Joy. It is still early in the season.

NanaDiana said...

I am sorry that life has not been great for you for a bit. I guess we never know what we are going to face on a day to day basis. I hope things have turned a corner for you and that things are going better.

Even with the rain your gardens look amazing and even those plants that are a bit 'beaten down' will pop back up, I'm sure. xo Diana

Nadezda said...

I'm glad you keep blogging, lovely hellebore, especially the first one.
Happy May and I hope your garden will be in bloom very soon.

RobinL said...

Oh I get it. Sometimes life just gets in the way of blogging! But it's good to see you here again, don't be a stranger!

CiNdEe said...

It is amazing to see how far behind it is there Spring wise. We are almost into Summer here now. Daffs long done and Iris finishing up. Warm weather is around the corner. It is a jungle out there.(-: Hope you are o.k. I think about you everyday and wonder what you are up to.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Sending HUGS. Your garden is beautiful even when it has been drenched and not tended to. Take care Hug B

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello all you lovely bloggers !
Thank you so much for dropping by and saying hello .. I appreciate it very much.
This Spring has been rather miserable .. today May 8th .. it is SNOWING ..... BIG sigh !
But it has to get better some time .. right ? LOL
Thanks again for your kind comments : )

Carrie said...

It all looks superb to me. You are awesome and really who can control the weather?! Those photos though - wow!