A spot of weeding in the sunshine

As the clearance stage of Operation Garden renovation is over, and we are waiting for our contractor to start work on making the garden pretty again, we have been enjoying a bit of a rest from garden stuff. However the front garden has definitely been a bit neglected and is in serious need of some weeding and TLC.

So with the sun out on Saturday we went out for a spot of weeding in the warm weather. Monkey helped a bit too, though mainly he just played in the mud. We didn’t mind him entertaining himself though 🙂

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It was good to see some soil around the plants rather than just weeds!


It was also lovely to have a good look at some of the plants. There were a few shrubs that we thought hadn’t survived after our long summer last year and the very wet winter, but to our delight even the most dead looking plants have got some beautiful green buds.


I love the little flowers on this gorgeous shrub too, Spring is well and truly here, hip hip hooray!!


Unfortunately we have quite a bit more weeding yet to accomplish but we at least made a good start. I’m just looking forward to my bluebells flowering now!!

How does your garden grow?

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42 thoughts on “A spot of weeding in the sunshine

  1. Hooray for Spring!! 🙂 I’m waiting for my bluebells to flower too. At the moment there’s lots of green but no signs of flowers (I’m impatient 🙂 )

    • I’m impatient too! Come on bluebells! I know they quite often appear around my birthday which is late april, but I’d love them to come early! xx

  2. We’ve been out in the garden doing similar today. My mum came over and we spent the day mowing, pruning, weeding and generally clearing. We’ve got loads left to do before I can start planting, but it’s a good start

    • It is really rewarding isn’t it and nice to spend the day outside – even if there’s still work to be done! xx

  3. How fabulous! Well done you for making a start on the weeding and clearing. Looks like Monkey had a good time too. We must get cracking we’ve done nothing yet – I just keep looking up to the Magnolia and the blossom hoping the weeds below will suddenly disappear!

    • Thank you, oh I know that feeling, the problem is our weeds were starting to swap the actual plants, makes them much harder to ignore! xx

  4. Oh bless him for getting his little hands dirty – Kitty has been pulling out worms of the ground this week- the kid knows no fear 😉 So nice to do these things together – I wish Kit and Ozzy had more weeding enthusiasm – they just stand above me hoovering on the lookout for creepy crawlies!
    Thanks for joining in again, here’s hoping we all get another lovely week in the garden x

    • haha well that’s pretty cool, shame they aren’t so keen on pulling out weeds for you! Fingers crossed we will! 🙂 xx

    • Thank you, I have no idea, though we do have a lemon thyme out there which smells beautiful! Ha ha those pesky stones 😉 xx

  5. Oh bless him helping that is so lovely. Looks like the garden is coming on well with all the new growth. there is always weeding to do… I try and pack plants in so tight that there is no room for the weeds to grow, they still seem to pop up though.

    • Oh I know I hate weeds! I love that idea but at the moment we have so much space to fill, we are hoping the bushes will eventually fill out leaving no gaps… but we aren’t the best gardeners in the world so no idea if that will work! He does like to help…. he also likes to just play in the mud hehe which we love xx

  6. Great when the kids can help too. Everything is bursting into life on the farm too, thankfully I have a lamb in my greenhouse so weeding is on hold for now! #MagicMoments

    • Exactly! hehe it’s just the never ending nature of it that gets me, reminds of cleaning in that respect! 🙂 xx

  7. Monkey looks like he is having great fun. I love looking at our garden when it is freshly weeded, sadly that doesn’t happen very often at the moment 😉 #whatsthestory

    • i know exactly what you mean! I like it when it’s freshly weeded but finding time to get all the weeding done, not so easy! xx

  8. You’re doing so well with your clearing up and Monkey looks like he’s loving it too! We really must get cracking with ours, so much to do and done absolutely nothing! Lovely post, thank you for sharing #whatsthestory

    • Thank you, it’s so hard to get motivated isn’t it, we still have more to do, it feels never ending! 🙂 xx

    • haha thanks Lucas, he’s not bothered by worms yet, though he likes ladybirds but at the mo is scared of ants and spiders, though not sure why! xx

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