I didn’t get chance to do any gardening before I hung the washing out this morning and what I had planned (involving shovels of compost) could have resulted in the washing coming in rather more quickly!
Thankfully, with it not getting dark till gone 6 at the moment, I got a second chance to cover some cardboard in the aforementioned compost. Grass had started to grow amongst last year’s nasturtium, so I want to nip that in the bud.
It does also mean the nasturtium seeds will be killed off. However, as the nasturtium seemed to keep the cabbage white butterflies off the cabbages, they do need to be elsewhere anyway.
Returning to the here and now, inevitably, whilst out with a spade, I decided to make a start on clearing the ground round the apple tree. I’ve realised it is possibly the surrounding vegetation which is preventing the tree from developing as it could. At least, that could be a reason.
I did get a few rosehips from the bush. But overall I think it will be eminently more useful in hugel bed no. 5, which I expect to be building some time in April.