Thursday - R has been weeding, I mowed a bit, then picked up sticks fallen from the trees until my back ached (about 5 minutes), sat in the sun and drank tea, watered a few pots, wrote this bit of blog etc.
Friday - pruned endless Buddleia. After seeing the quality of next door's tilth in his veg beds spent time getting mine up to scratch and making a barrier against the carrot fly. The bonfire gets bigger and bigger again.
Here are some photos from today, before the wind bends to the north and it gets cold. Watering pots nowadays, getting dry (except in the boggy bits of lawn). Shirotae cherry nearly out.
Saturday and a cold biting wind. Sowed first broad beans, carrots and perpetual spinach.
Sunday scraped the path below the house.
Walked earlier and found this -
Everyone is walking the lanes, walking their dogs, taking their pooh bags - SO WHY having picked up the pooh, leave it by our gate or hang it in a tree?
In the countryside, a wood or wherever, find/take a stick and flick it into the undergrowth, in a field where there are animals all poohing like mad what difference does it make, if it is on a pavement pick it up and TAKE IT HOME and/or put it in a bin.
We do not mind dog pooh in the undergrowth, we do not like the place littered with plastic bags whatever they contain.
On a lighter note, in the village, children off school had been drawing the road.
I am having to water the pot plants with the continuing dry weather. After the deluge in February this is such a contrast.
Hooray, gardener S here and strimming banking but had to stop as mallard nesting there with load of eggs! He has used all the chippings I got, need 2 sacks more, place now shut for virus. Garden Centre now shut. At least got shopping done for the week.
Weeding a bit but a cold northeasterly.
More red tulip pics -
but there are other things in the garden
The camellias are finally coming out.
It is so different talking to someone on the other side of the world nowadays, virtually no delay between talking to one another.
Tuesday and the bank has frozen my debit card - had to drive to nearest bank 6 miles away to use atm to unfreeze it. The card reader is kaput!
Duck is back sitting on eggs, have set up video camera on nest.
As I checked this morning a heron lifted from the pond - bad news for frogs.
R is weeding main bed, I have made lunch.
The Cosmos purity and Ammi majus plugs have come from Sarah Raven and I have potted them up - last of potting compost gone.
Rhubarb tonight, last of the sweet forced stems.
Wednesday and the routine walk around the lanes followed by a little weeding. Weather going off, actually thought it might rain this afternoon but just a few spots - not enough.
The first cherry is out, Great White yet to come.