Round the garden in 80 days #49

I’ve just watered the compost with a pint of milk…. It is a shame to have mixed up the milk bottles in the fridge and used the newest first but such situations were what galvanised me to compost my food waste in the beginning. It doesn’t happen often but when it does, I don’t feel so badly about it.

Anyway, that is the sum total of what I did in the garden today. After only two days’ paid work this week, I am wiped out – and it has been so cold. Unfortunately, not cold enough to get the step ladders out.

On the other hand, various plants have a different idea of the weather. A neighbour’s cherry tree is already in blossom and when I was pruning at the back of the garden earlier in the week, there were bluebells shoots coming through.

These are hardly souls, so no doubt the hail this afternoon will have done them no harm. However, it is strange that the bluebells are emerging when I see no sign of glory-of-the-snow. Perhaps I disturbed the bulbs too much when I was removing violets at the end of last year.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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7 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #49

  1. I imagine your plants will be just as happy with dairy produce

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    My rhubarb had got going. I have covered it with an old dustbin. We have also placed canes where the fruit trees will go.

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I have daffodils well up and the ones in the greenhouse are in bud! No sign of the snowdrops yet though. It is a weird year!

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