This has been a very exciting week for our front garden as we have had an awkward shaped bed which was filled with overgrown shrubs transformed into four raised beds – our very own front garden allotment!
Today was my son’s first day back at nursery after the Christmas break, so I finally got the chance to replant the Gertrude Jekyll rose which was one of the few plants I wanted to save from this bed, along with a Tess of the d’Urbevilles rose, some dill, a hibiscus and a myrtle.
While I was out there, I had a look around to see what I could find in the front garden to join in with the In A Vase on Monday meme, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, after a couple of weeks off.
I came up with some orange rose hips, bay leaves, some more heads from our Jerusalem Sage, a small branch of a self-seeded conifer and a silvery sprig of lavender. They are in the blue hydrangea vase as I am still dreaming of summer, underneath a not-very-seasonal embroidered picture of our bonfire night when I was a child, beautifully stitched many years ago by my schoolfriend’s mother. The rose hips pick out the orange of the pumpkins and flames.
I am hoping to spend much more time out front over the coming months, planting a mixture of flowers and vegetables in our new raised beds. Spring and Summer should provide a very different ‘front garden bunch’.