Rhydd Barn

Spring 2017 at Rhydd Barn

Our plant pots on the patio have been refreshed and spring flowers – primroses – are appearing in the little wild flower meadow despite the cold weather. The new gates installed last year have been varnished to protect them.

Landscaping around Rhydd Barn

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The small garden by the side of the entrance drive to Rhydd Barn has been re-landscaped with interesting plants surrounded by wood chips on the soil to suppress weeds and retain moisture. A new clematis has been planted in a pot at the back of the patio by the converted pigsty which should climb up the wall and around the trellis above. The fields in front of the barn have been cut for hay and bales made (see photos) resulting in a change in the landscape.Hay bales

Patio flowers

Spring tubs outside the barn.

Flowers on patio

Flowering meadow

CowslipsPrimroses and cowslips are flowering in the little meadow by the entrance gate to Rhydd Barn. More primroses have been planted this month.

Bluebells are flowering at the bottom of the slope behind the barn in ‘the dingle’.

The small white flowers of blackthorn are appearing in the hedgerows. A lovely warm sunny day after a cold and wet winter.

I have bought an attractive set of new saucepans for the kitchen.

Decorating

Daffodil

The north wall of the Rhydd Barn facing the common needed painting and this was done last week. The other walls were repaired where necessary with white paint. The iron hand rail on the steps and iron side gate have been re-painted black.

The Barn looks very smart for the new season.

The tubs on the patio are full of fresh daffodils—so spring is coming after such a wet winter.