The garden is definitely coming round to the idea that it’s spring. Not that the first day of spring was warm and sunny. It was like being back in November. But today we have some sun though it’s chilly and I was wrapped up in winter like clothes when I took these photos.
It seems very unlikely that we will see any figs ripen as the squirrels seem very keen to help themselves to any that aren’t rotting on the branches. When I was digging over the raised bed to plant the board beans I found three figs that had been buried. I would call them cheeky monkeys but they’re squirrels! I should be planting broad beans at the allotment too but as I’ve never grown them before I decided to plant some in the garden to see what they should look like. I’ll be putting some in the allotment this week and so the garden beans will always be a step ahead.
The sap is leaking from one of the trees at the far end of the garden – I think the wind has done some damage to the branch. Did you notice the lupin? garden waste is collected. We have huge green bags to put it in. One was full when we got here and growing quite happily, all snug in the bag of garden waste, was this lupin. I left it where it was for a few weeks till things had warned up a bit and planted it last weekend. So long as the slugs are kept away it should be happy.
I’m getting curious about what colour the roses will be. I’d like yellow.
The trampoline is back – can’t wait for those summer day moments when I can curl up on it with a good book. Very comfy so long as no one is bouncing at the same time.
A Clematis is struggling over the arch. I’ve always wanted an arch – I’ll have to add another climber from the other side.
When I look at these pictures it seems as though some were taken on a sunny day and others on a day full of dark clouds – but in fact it’s the same day just a few minutes apart and I’m facing different directions!