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My Garden Journal 2022 – April

Back again with another look at my journal entries for April…..

I began the month by writing, “April saw the weather continue to be mixed up and confused with some frosts, some mild bright days, but few days giving much needed rain to the garden. Seeds sown by Jude, the Undergardener in the greenhouse have germinated and she has pricked out many of them, while outside we added more clematis to our already large collection. Lots to do!”

A seasonal job that comes up a few times each year is the revamping of our welcome personalised planting boxes at the entrance to our garden.

We try to change the planting to reflect the coming season and always provide a warm welcome.

Overleaf I created a double page spread featuring tulips. I noted, “Just as daffodils dominated the March garden, so tulips, in their multitude of shapes and colour, take over in April. Here is just a selection …..”

For the second of my two pages of tulip photos I simply wrote, “And there’s more!”

The next page simply showed a sketch I did using, fine fibre pens ,of a couple of leaf skeletons which we found when weeding a border. Every time we find one it is a magical surprise.

My final page for April looked at the colours showing throughout the garden.

So, that is my journal for April 2022 – back again in May which should be much more summery!

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

2 replies on “My Garden Journal 2022 – April”

April was good to you, Malc. I enjoy seeing your drawings. Watched Gardener’s World this weekend and looked for you at the Malvern Flower Show. Isn’t that where you live? The show looked wonderful.

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