So after only an hour and half sleep. I decided I would take advantage of the good weather and get on with some garden work.
Oh… My… Giddy… Aunt. When did gardening get so difficult? I’m putting it down to the fact that I have a cold and no sleep, but I was shattered after simply pushing the mower around a bit. >.<
The grass in the garden has really grown already. The front garden was running at about 5 or 6 inches long. The back was a little shorter. Cutting it was a real chore, let me tell you!
I left it a little long. not as short as I normally would. Also it’s as grotty as hell. Loads of grass scattered. Not all of it was picked up as the box filled up after one stripe of the front. Next week I’ll lower the cut one point and go over it again, picking up any left over clippings.
I had to leave an area because the crocus are still flowering. Fair do’s.
I also noticed that Spring is moving along without me. The Clematis (left) that had problems last year is sprouting again. And on the right is my blackberry. Already pushing new fronds. Most of the new growth is at the top, not sure if this going to be a problem later on or not.
On the left is the Aubretia. It’s starting to open up nicely. Only the odd spot of purple for now, but we are still early yet. I also noticed that the Pieris flowers are starting to open. This is really early. Very surprised at that.
Finally… The biggest shock.
My Abutilon is budding? O.o
I’m REALLY happy with this. It may be a little early but I will take it.
Now I am all about dead I’m off to bed. This work lark has taken me out. Good job I have a couple of days off. I’ll need them to get over this cold. >.>