The sun is shining and the birds are singing this morning here in North West England. It’s a glorious day! I’m potting up some spring bulbs which are just beginning to flower. In my box there are Hyacinths, Crocus and Anemones.
Hyacinths come in some gorgeous colours in shades of blue, pink and white. I particularly love the Lilac.
My potting bench is on the deck of my garden studio so it’s quite sheltered and enjoyable to work there even on a rainy day. Usually I’m surrounded by birds. It’s surprising how they tolerate humans being around. We have attached nest boxes to trees and to my garden studio and they are used every year by Sparrows, Blue Tits and Great Tits for raising their families. A robin nested underneath my potting bench last spring in one of my unused containers. I managed to catch a glimpse of the chicks too.
A kind friend has just made a few more nest boxes for me to put up for this season… well eight to be exact! So that’s my job for the weekend. I’ll be painting them and choosing the best spots and hopefully we’ll have a few more little families in the garden this year.
Spring is just around the corner. Woo Hoo!
I hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine in your garden today too.
Happy Gardening! Gillian 🙂