During the week I bought myself a couple of reference books with some tokens that I’d been given for Christmas.
Grow Organic is a practical guide to gardening the natural way with expert advice from Garden Organic, the UK’s leading organic growing charity. This is a cleaner, greener Made With Care book published by Dorling Kindersley.
My only bird book is a Collins gem Garden Birds which is fine but I wanted another one to go with it. I settled on Birds in your Garden which is full of superb photos and plenty of useful information. For Woodpigeon it says…Big, bluff and bloated it struts around your garden like Colonel Blimp, an official stripe on each wing and it’s chest pumped out as if it owned the place… With writing like that how could I resist!
With more rain earlier in the week the ground is still sticky on the plot although I did manage to fork over most of the vegetable patches. That done I’m now all ready to plant some early potatoes and the onion sets, and sow some broad beans, later in the month.
Mid-week I moved the original pond a few feet nearer to the log pile.
This frees up some ground where I shall have a double row of runner beans with a few sweet peas.
Do you remember this photo which I took just less than two months ago? Well yesterday morning they looked like this!