Thursday, 10 February 2011

Home Ill

January slipped away and February breezed in, the days are slowly lengthening too. the weather has been overcast and cold except for a beautiful day of sunshine we had on Tuesday, but I've been ill this week with a horrible bug that laid me low from last Friday - Stomach type - Yuck! So there's no pictures to post, instead I thought I'd share my Garden with you. At the moment I can see a snowdrop at the end of the garden in one of the tubs bravely standing alone (its only a small garden) and my next door neighbours Clematis balearica is also in flower trailing across the side and top of the garage. In the corner hidden from view is the Jasmine nudiflorum also showing its pretty yellow flowers. The rest of the garden is sleeping but the birdsong from the Robin and Blackbird tell me spring is on its way. I love gardening but the extra special bit is when the Robin comes down and fearlessly picks up all the bugs from the soil that you have just turned, he's close enough to touch and then he sings from the branches of the fig tree in the centre of the garden.
Here is my garden in the summer taken from the back door as you can see its quite small but I love it, I designed and built most of it myself with help from Tony and a builder who came into do the brickwork and path.
Em has gone off on a school art class trip to the British Museum to see the Egyptian exhibits and she's very excited. I hope you have a good week. Jane x


Willow said...

I do hope you feel better soon!

I love your garden. Small plots seem much more intimate and for busy people they're much easier to maintain than a huge acre garden.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy V-day!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely garden. For a moment I thought that was how your garden looked NOW and I was very jealous. Mine is still covered in snow, although it is melting today, with a day-long tease of spring temps. Spring in February is unheard of in Ontario!

LauraRN said...

Jane, I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Take care of yourself, and get better soon!!