the sun is shining and the robin was waiting by the shed when I arrived this morning. He gave me a look which seemed to say Where have you been? so I told him that I’d been mooching around home since the weekend. He started singing which made me smile and lift my spirits.
Thankfully the ground wasn’t as soggy as I expected it to be, but needs a few dry days before I can start planting and sowing.
The dwarf Tete-a-tete daffodils are already starting to die back but the tall ones are looking okay, including these colourful orange and yellow ones in the long planter. It won’t be long before the dwarf red tulips and tall white ones (below right) start flowering.
I’m pleased to see new growth appearing on the raspberries. I will now be able to prune any clearly dead stems.
The weather forecast through into the middle of next week is looking reasonable, with only light rain possibly on Sunday. There won’t be much sunshine but temperatures will be up into double figures centigrade.
Have a good weekend!