Friday, 18 March 2011

Up the Garden Path - The winter returneth

Today I have not had a chance to do much in the garden. The winter returned with a little bit of a vengeance. The rain has been constant, and it is cold. So, obviously the right time to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book. In this case, the Allotment Handbook by Fowley... which is a great read full of ideas.

So, less grafting than expected, and more reading about grafting. And with a nice cup of tea, and bar of chocolate, there can barely be anything better.

We have finally almost run out of wood... this winter was colder than normal, so we have used all the wood we cut last year on the wood burner. And a load we bought. That’s not great!

On the other hand it is quite nice to look at the spring border, which is probably at its best right now. Even if the weather isn’t. Full of winter pansies, hellebores, and the silver leaves of pinks... which isn’t bad!

I cleared out the weeds from the rockery, and we have invested in bulbs for the lawn outside of the kitchen window... when we get a chance to plant them, they will add a splendid dash of colour in the autumn.
But there is a lot of pleasure to come before then!

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