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" Views from the Spring Garden "

Date & start time:      28th February / 6th March 2022. 

Location of Start :     By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211).

Places visited :          The garden and paddock.

Walk details :              Pottering about !

Highest point :           Not wearing a jacket due to the heat.

Worked with :             Myself and the dogs, Dylan and Dougal.

Weather :                     Sunshine and blue skies.


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With the fine weather showing its face there is the incentive to make a first cut of the lawn and tidy up all the winter left-overs.

The pond has been cleared of a large quantity of small-leafed pond weed, the paddock of surplus grass

and the garden raised beds also dug over in the last few weeks.

The daffodils in the middle garden have blossomed in the warmth of the recent sunshine.

The growth on the ones in the lower garden are slower due to the colder and wetter conditions in the paddock.

The camping pod is looking better too, as I have cleaned the decking and cleaned and oiled the entrance porch.

A few less weeds and plant debris cleared from the back bed has made all the difference to this part of the garden.

The sculpture trees have lasted well over the winter and don't need any attention.

Cleared of residual veg and dug over ready for the warmer weather.
The last of the sprouts, the first of the rhubarb !

The leeks didn't do so well so I'll leave them in a little longer before picking them.

Down in the lower garden, the 'low maintenance' paddock seems to have taken a lot of maintenance after all.

I managed to cut the long grass on the wild flower area and raked and removed the cuttings.

I'm back to bare soil in places so hopefully the flowers will outpace the grass.

Next to the wall, in the cool of the afternoon shadows, the snowdrops are out.

First tree colour comes from the Cornas Mas European Cherry.
The pond after some extensive clearing.

I've left a few areas of water weed so as to protect the new frogs spawn

and give the tadpoles something to eat when they are hatched.

A floating Kermit Frog is standing guard . . . courtesy of a special offer at the garden centre ( £1.35p ).

Beautiful snowdrops.

. . . and some lovely purple crocuses tucked next to the garden's edge.

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Add to that labour a dog walk or two


and these two have crashed out in the sunshine.



Time to think about planting a few seeds in the greenhouse soon


but I suppose I aught to tidy that up too !


No peace for the wicked.


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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

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A previous time here - 7th June 2020 - Lock-down Garden and Paddock

Next walk - 1st March 2022 - The Gasgale Valley from Home