After a rough week at work, the last thing I expected was to have done a number of jobs in the garden by ten past nine this morning.
The first thing was tending to the hebe, which was looking decidedly weather-beaten. It might have rained in theory recently but it would probably amount to a thimbleful of water over the whole garden, which was promptly blown away by the wind.
Then, whilst pottering out the back, I noticed a rather large weed sticking out from under the dead Christmas tree (which will be going in a hugel bed very soon). It turned out this weed was growing in a pot full of compost. It’s not the biggest pot I have but it will do for one of the tomato plants that is still waiting for a home.
The poppies continue to give me joy with a new display each morning. It’s also great watching the bumblebees find a way in through a gap in their petals. As I wasn’t expecting them to spread from their position last year, and I’m reluctant to pull them up before they’ve finished flowering, it does however mean I have less space for summer crops. Just as well I’ve got plenty of uses for green tomatoes!