Round the garden in 80 days #50

I hadn’t expected the sun to cone out today. We’d taken a short trip out to collect our raw milk, stopping off en route at a local garden centre to see if any of their food range was in the January sale, when the heavens opened. Still, this gave us a reason to have a mini picnic with the biscuits I purchased.

Moving forward a couple of hours, back home after lunch, however, the sun did indeed appear. Its appearance was only brief but lasted a sufficient amount of time for me to don my gardening gear and get cracking removing unwanted vegetation.

I had assumed the shoot featured above was a sucker from the raspberries nearby but it might well have been a blackberry cane. Either way, I did not want an suckering round the hazel tree.

The pulmonaria are starting to regrow after a short winter sleep

and, beautiful though the leaves are, there are enough seedlings elsewhere. Some of these seedlings were growing under the gooseberry bush, so they had to come out as well. The bush may be strong enough to withstand competition but I didn’t want to take the risk.

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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8 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #50

  1. Looks like the garden is doing well, even in midwinter.

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    You did well to go outside for a bit.

  3. A lovely day of gardening and picnicking, with a bit of sun and rain.

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