and still too soggy ground I managed to do some plotting on a few mornings earlier in the week. Most pleasing of all was to be greeted by the sight of the first flowering crocuses.
Sunday was both mild and sunny so I replaced the log under the hawthorn tree that had disintegrated due to a woodpecker searching in it for grubs. The new one, seen here, is from a cherry tree and about the same size.
I tidied up around the dustbin lid pond, and it also needs to be re-levelled which I’ll do sometime. The bright green foliage are self-seeded poached egg plants (limnanthes douglasii), which bees and butterflies like. The brown foliage are grasses that grow up around the pond to give some shade in the summer.
There were a couple of teasels alongside but they toppled over in the wind a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully I have some others growing over the over side by the log pile.
Whilst working I met Major, a lively little character, that plot neighbour Trevor was dog-sitting.
Other work included replacing the old mulch with new around the raspberries and, rather surprisingly, lightly hoeing off the weeds that had appeared on the flower patch.
Monday and Tuesday mornings were still sunny but noticeably cooler in the fresh wind. In view of the forecast – cool, wet and windy – I don’t think that I’ll be doing much plotting again until at least next week.
Have a good weekend!
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And yesterday’s post over on Sofa Flying was The Soldier’s trilogy.