The sky is blue,

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!


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25 Responses to The sky is blue,

  1. Glad you are keeping your robin company. My raspberries are just breaking out in leaves too. Xx

  2. Jo says:

    It’s a beautiful day here today too, it makes a change to see some sunshine and blue skies. I think the robin has been waiting for you to do a bit of digging so that he can have a nice, tasty dinner.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo I hope that we all get plenty more days like that. I’m sure that you’re right and I always make sure that he does find something to eat. xx

  3. Nichola x says:

    It’s felt like a proper spring day today here too! I love how friendly that wee robin is. It’s lovely to have a little companion x

  4. Jade says:

    How wonderful! You must have enjoyed your day at the plot with the cute, dear robin around and amidst some very beautiful flowers on a clear day!

  5. Liz says:

    Glad to hear your weather is improving. We were 27 degrees F last night and expecting 3 to 6 inches of snow on Saturday. I’m ready for spring!
    Your little robin friend was waiting for his worms.

  6. menhir1 says:

    Double figure temperatures!!! What are they?

    Bright here today, awoke to snow covering this morning. Arctic wind means wrap up from head to toe.

    A friend in the Central Belt of Scotland tells me her dwarf crocuses, just starting to flower in pots on her balcony, did not survive the most recent cold blasts we’ve had.

    Master Robin knows how to seduce you. 🙂

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir a rarity so far this this year! Goodness, that sounds much too wintry still for my liking. I’m not surprised, neither did mine sadly. I think he knows I’m a soft touch. xx

  7. CJ says:

    A sudden burst of blissful spring weather, it’s been lovely hasn’t it. Lots of the little daffodils around here seem to have had their leaves burned off by the cold so they’re looking a little odd. Your taller ones are looking lovely, and the tulip looks really healthy. Good to see growth on the raspberries as well, I must go and check mine tomorrow and see if anything is happening. Wishing you a good weekend. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ it certainly was. Wind burn has been a noticeable problem so far this year. Thanks.
      I hope that you find new growth on your raspberries as well. You too. xx

  8. nikkipolani says:

    Love that your friendly robin seems to know your habits and hangs out with you. Hurray for sunshine at last!

  9. Linda Penney says:

    Lovely update Flighty thank you for sharing and blessings

  10. allotment99b says:

    My plot is at last starting to dry out too 😀. Raspberries also coming to life, not sure I cut them close enough to the ground though. I only planted them in November so wasn’t too sure about pruning them right to the ground.

  11. Double digit yippee. Enjoy Flighty, enjoy.

  12. snowbird says:

    Every gardener should have a robin, without a doubt their cheek and liveliness raise the spirits. Looking forward to seeing your tulips, the dogs are hell bent on smashing mine!xxx

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