Things have been a bit hectic at Brookwood Shire over the last few weeks. Bill has had his surgery and is home…waiting for his ankle to heal. He still can not bear weight on that foot..and won’t be able to for another 4-6 weeks. It is a long process. But he is pretty comfortable and has his computer for photo editing, playing games and watching You Tube. So while he is a bit bored, he is making do. I have been busy walking Fergus, making sure Merlin gets his meals on time (otherwise he chases poor Fergus around the house!) and helping Bill as needed. The girls, of course, still need their yogurt and their treats as well. And when all that is done, I have been trying to get into the gardens.
It has been a cool Spring, and things are a bit behind where they were last year at this time. That is fine with me as I am a bit behind as well!
The seeds I started are still quite small….
These are mostly tender veggies so they have a few weeks before they can go in the ground.
I ended up buying some veggie starts at the Farmer’s Market. Time was short and I wanted to get things into the garden. So most of my cool weather plants came from there.
Broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts are planted and seem pretty happy. Someone did nibble a leaf of the brussels sprouts one night, but they haven’t been back and the leaf has regrown.
There is still much to do, but it is so nice to see things growing again!
I have also been tidying the flower gardens. May is a glorious time of year.
I love phlox and have it everywhere.
And in the woodland gardens….
This Fern leaf bleeding heart peeks out from between two chairs.
Virginia Bluebells dance among the Woodland Poppies.
Columbine stands in a sea of violets.
And I am SO HAPPY to have my gardens again!