I like April because things start growing! The garden's full of forget me nots, which are my favourite. The magnolia is flowering too.
The garden's full of squirrels too! Look at this one, he's so cute!
The main excitement this month has been a new fence. It's been a bit of a pain, because I had to dig up all my plants from the side garden, and the builders have stomped all over the soil and made a muddy mess. But it looks nice now and we have loads more security and privacy. These photos show before, during, after and our new gate!
The big old pyracantha fell down when the old fence was removed, and I think it's too heavy to stand up again. So I'm chopping it down to stumps and if it grows back I'll keep it under control as a small bush. Think I'll be there for a while chopping it down though!
My other most exciting thing this month is that I got a wormery! Someone very kind gave me one after I posted an ad. on Freegle. I ordered worms online and they're settling in ok. I'm so happy to have this, my soil is quite poor and I think the worm compost will really help. This model of worm bin costs £80 which I can't really afford at the moment, so I definitely feel lucky and thankful to the lovely people who passed it on to me.
The front garden raised bed seems to be ok, it's grown a few mushrooms though, as well as the garlic and onions. I have the supplies ready to fill my second raised bed, I'm just waiting for the mood to do it to strike, then I'll plant my courgettes in it.
I have sprouters in the new greenhouse!
And I don't want to speak too soon but I think this blueberry might have fruit this year.
Here's the whole garden. We've had the house a year this month, the garden is so different from what it was, check out last April's garden post to see.
How are your gardens this month?
I'm trying to spend 20 minutes a day in the garden, and I'm posting about it on Instagram.