I didn't think there would be much to write about this week, but the garden has decided otherwise. It's been a chilly week but today the temperature has risen and although it's windy, it's much milder and the sun is shining.
During the week a kind farmer friend of mine dropped off some manure for the veg beds
The fish have been enjoying the milder weather and nibbled at food but weren't really enthusiastic
I spent a couple of hours tidying up the garden (but making sure there was still shelter for the small animals in case we get another cold snap). I swept up the leaves and yes, yet again I chose the windiest day to do it! I've pruned some of the shrubs, cut back the dead stalks on the plants and also cut back one of the grasses - I've left parts of the stalks because the new ones are forming
I picked the lemon today, it's small and not edible but it's perfectly formed
Whilst clearing the garden I came across new growth. The hellebores have buds on them
there are catkins on the hazelnut tree
the cornus I planted a couple of years ago is now settled and happy
one of the azaleas has small buds on
the viburnum I pictured last week has more flowers on it now
I have no idea what this is but it looks pretty
Whilst I was raking up the leaves I found some empty peanut shells - obviously the squirrels, no idea where they got them from unless someone has put them out on a bird table and I also found half a walnut so I've planted it in a pot and we'll see what happens.
Well that's it for now, the weather for the week looks calm, staying mild and dry.
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