This week it’s been damp, dull and relatively mild in contrast to the previous few weeks which were mostly cold, frosty and sunny. I’ve made few visits to the plot when I’ve only had a brief look round. One bright spot is seeing more crocuses and daffodils starting to appear. This marking time period is frustrating for gardeners who are wanting to get started on the new growing season. Even when the weather does improve all I’ll probably be doing this month is some hoeing and maybe digging out the compost heap.
Sunday morning saw me reporting to the horticultural society trading shed to do my first stint as a helper/steward. I’ve done it before, some years ago, so I know the routine and the first thing I did was to check that the kettle was filled and switched on. It was a miserably wet morning so not surprisingly few people appeared. Being so quiet I mostly drank tea, ate biscuits and chatted.
I did the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch over the weekend and, as usual, only saw a small number of birds.
Lastly thanks from Liz and myself for the all your positive comments on last weeks post Sofa reading, January 2017.
The two pictures, of pot marigolds and nasturtiums, were taken at the end of October last year as a reminder of what a good autumn it was.
Have a good weekend!