This week has been dry, sunny and warm so at long last I’ve been able to plant/sow my broad beans, onion sets and seed potatoes.
It looks like the dustbin lid pondhas a slight leak as water seems to disappear rather too quickly. I guess that I’ll have to empty and clean it and have a look! The small white flowers are in fact lemon yellow primroses
One or both of the robins kept me company for much of the time, especially when I was digging the potato trenches, often at less than arm’s length away. One morning I heard a bird singing close by that wasn’t one of these and looking round I spotted a wren perched on a nearby low fence. I also watched a pair of mallard ducks fly a couple of very low circuits overhead the site.
In the warm sunshine there’s been plenty of bumble and honey bees, both brown and white butterflies and ladybirds. Plot neighbur Lorna told me that she’d seen Fox Missy one evening and thinks that she has had cubs. We’ve seen few foxes since last autumn so this is good news and we’ll be keeping an eye out for them. A bright eyed and bushy tailed Fox Junior continues to guard the log pileand keep watch on the plot for me.