The snow has melted down in the valley and we're now getting stuck into the garden. When I say we, obviously I mean Sid for the digging marathon. I've been plant shopping :). Fruit trees have been procured and will soon be planted in the garden, as soon as the torrential rain stops. There's peach, cherry, apricot & fig - it's a mini-orchard. The dogwood hedge has been planted, and is slowly coming to life with new green leaves.
Seeds for the veg patch have germinated, and we're gently hardening them off before planting out in May. The nice lady at the local nursery says nothing goes in before 15th May. It's tempting to do it now, but I'm taking her advice.
And plans are being sketched with our garden designer friend Kathy for the garden layout and planting scheme. There's going to be lawn in front of the terrace, some paving to a curved seating circle sunk in to the bank, and a sunken fire-pit-come-BBQ. Now what to do with the enormous rocks that are coming out of the ground...?