Monday, 18 April 2016

Spring (?) progress

Yesterday we ventured out on the bikes for 25miles round the local lanes...lured out by sun,we found a chill stiff breeze and short showers of pellet snow..or is it soft hail?
The beech hedges are still full of brown crispy leaves, with bits of bright green young hawthorn and soft grey green honeysuckle; then a bright yellow flash of gorse flowers.


Today started wet after a cold night....so "morning" was postponed a little until the sun decided to appear!

We got ready to work outside....and it rained and sent us in...whereupon the sun came out again! 
Inside work was the order of the day then, with the Pirate tackling His glory hole...partly by filling mine with Stuff so that he has room to sort...fair enough.

I'm devoid of inspiration at present so perhaps not being able to get at things and books will perversely nudge the spirit in the right direction....

After lunch was a little better...the sun brighter, the wind still chill...
he got the second half of the workshop floor grouting finished...

The third deep bed was filled yesterday and the germinated peas potted up. They'll need to grow on a little more and develop a good root system before planting out, but that wont be long now.
Today I finished off all the spare topsoil and potting compost potting on the fruit bushes.  Growing in pots isn't ideal, but with this soil and in a rented property,perhaps it is the wisest choice.

Tomorrow we have a small lawn to cut, hopefully we'll get a weather window to do it easily.  There is also a hedge trimming job to review...usually I'd say March is too late, but nothing nests in these privet hedges...
Then back home to start gloss painting the workshop doors at last!

4 comments:

Meggie said...

A quick note to let you know I read your blog in Texas. Our weather was very stormy this morning.... lighting strikes too numerous to count and 14 inches of rain. It's considerably warmer here...I already have small tomatoes on my vines.

smartcat said...

((O))

Michèle Hastings said...

That tree photo is gorgeous!!!

Hawthorn Spellweaver said...

Roll on spring - it certainly helps with the creative juices :)