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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Feb 29, 2016.
Could spring be here?
My grass is still flattened from all the rain and few hard frosts we've had. I think it may snow later.
But it's nice to hear that Spring shouldn't be too far away!
I heard the dawn chorus yesterday!
Bit nippy here but the pear tree buds were fat enough to tempt our pesky squirrels. HOWEVER - the fruit tree trunks now have their peppermint scented collars on and fingers crossed that will put them off.
We're leading a walk on Wednesday and the forecast is not great so when i told the pub there would be about 20 for lunch i think I should have said about 6. . Ah well, we walked it yesterday and it is a good walk with places to make short cuts if it's really dire.
Our grass could do with cutting but I'm concentrating on digging over the borders first. Husband may be inspired though. I love it when the borders are all dug but it's blooming hard work.
Is this something one is supposed to do? If I dug over my borders I'd be digging up all the hidden plants that are waiting to spring up and surprise me.
I mean to get out there this weekend.
Raking up any remaining dead leaves perhaps???
We have had glorious weather this past week. But today back to rain, wind and bitterness. Yesterday we were in t-shirts (out walking in the sun) and on Saturday I spent a good few hours in the garden: blissful. I get so excited at this time of year, when the promise of breaking free from winter's clutch seems tantalisingly close.
I had a long walk in Kew Gardens this morning. There were masses of spring flowers and the magnolias and camelias are in blossom. The sun was shining its heart out. A complete contrast from yesterday when I walked along the river from Richmond to Ham House and back and thought the bitter wind would slice through me.
All we have are some brave little snowdrops and daffodil spears poking their little heads up. But I love it. I've started clearing away old vegetation in anticipation of all the new growth and looked through my collection of seed packets . . . . .I was drooling. This will be the first time we have experienced a full growing season living in this house and we do have a fair idea of what to expect now.
Last year was mostly a process of discovery. This coming year I have PLANS.
Ooh, I do like plans! I have those sometimes. They don't usually come to much but they are such fun to make.
Well i think I've remembered where things are. Don't scare me!!!
Most of our plans involve knocking things down or replacing things.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
We moved here in July so I don't know what spring loos like here. Bullfinch back today though after many, many weeks.
On the other hand though my ducks are avoiding me today.
I have major plans all of which require me to do some serious digging first. I've created two new borders, as yet unplanted, and have two more to go - for this year!
Cut the grass yesterday. Got a green bin full for collection tomorrow. I think this is the earliest I have done a first cut in ten years!
I don't do digging. That won't happen.
I don't even get the leaf-blower to play with. It's very noisy and I'd probably break something. Or break myself.
Leaf blowers are silly. They just blow the leaves from one place to another. We need a leaf hoover.
My lawns are too soggy to mow as yet and it has just started to rain so I think it'll be a while until my gardener can do them. They look so overgrown and tatty .