I’m usually at the Newton Park Horticultural Society trading shed making the tea, eating biscuits and generally helping out. However the past two weeks it’s been closed so yesterday I took some accumulated household waste to the plot for the compost heap.
It was a bright, cold and dry morning so I spent a pleasant couple of hours doing some tidying up. I’d only just started when the robin appeared at my boot tips. The dark area is a covering of mushroom compost over a group of gladioli bulbs and the green spot is the clump of michaelmas daisies that I replanted back in the autumn. At the top edge of this area I also spotted the first daffodil just peeking through the ground.
Next week I’ll be back at the shed where the second thing I’ll do, after switching the kettle on, is refill the resident robin’s water and scatter some seed around. This one comes into the shed sometimes if the doors are left open, but has proved elusive when I’ve tried to take photos of it.