Today I took the day off from work, to spend extra time in the garden. I still had to clean up part of the flower beds and take out several plants that did not survive the frost. Every time I visit, new flowers appear: the field pansy, first forget-me-nots and lungwort. Everywhere in the garden are daffodils, waiting for a bit more sun to show their yellow trumpets. I put the violets I bought at the garden centre in an old terrine.
I had my first lunch in the garden too. It felt really good to eat outside once more. I laid the table with my new thrift store finds; a beautiful floral cup by Royal Doulton and several Bavaria plates.
I also checked the Dahlia bulbs, I left in the ground over winter. I was really happy to see that they survived the cold. Some time ago I won a beautiful giveaway by Miranda, from The Black Barn. She kindly sent me a Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine and a gift voucher for a garden centre. I used the token to buy some more Dahlias bulbs (Blue boy, Inspirations mixed & Pompon mixed), which I planted today. Miranda thank you once more! I really appreciated your kind gesture of switching the film voucher for a voucher from the garden centre.
I hope the weather will hold this weekend, so that we can spend more time outside. Hope you will all have a good time!