Front Garden Update

Finally, we have spring in Manchester. And about time too - I'm not sure how many more days of waking up to a frozen snowy ground our poor confused daffodils could have taken.

Here's how the front garden is looking - the first wave of yellow daffodils and purple crocus is out in full bloom.

I did a quick map so when autumn comes and all traces of the bulbs have disappeared I can remember what's planted where.

1. Daffodils 2. Crocus 3. Allium 4. Bluebells 5. Gladioli.

It's long way from the unruly jungle we inherited (yep, the picture below is the same border shown above!) but there's still a loooong way to go before everything looks lush and pretty.

Next steps - plant evergreens (vinca, euonymous, lavender and box) and sow grass seed. I'm tired of looking at all that soil!

I've also been hard at work on Natalia's chest of drawers. Here's a sneak peek:

It's coming along very nicely - the flowers on the front are finished, and I just need to add the top coat of protective oil. I'm also dallying with the idea of painting the sides of the drawers to give an extra flash of colour (yellow?) - clearly this would be too much if the chest of drawers were intended for a grown-up space, but I think a child might like the novelty.