A quote from Walter Scott.
Walking around the garden this afternoon in the sunshine it would have been easy to forget the battering which we took in February. The birds were singing and around every corner there was a sign of re-birth.
|The pear tree is covered with blossom this year|
|The apple tree has responded well to the good prune we gave it!|
In the greenhouse things are moving as well. The potatoes are ready to plant out this coming weekend and the agastache and ageratum seedlings have matured. The flowers on the pitcher plants continue to develop and we are waiting to see the results!
In the World War 2 garden the broad beans are growing well. The potatoes will be planted in the bed alongside them.
The one insect that we cannot do without is the bumble bee. Both red tailed and buff tailed bumble bees were busy. This red tailed bumble bee was spotted on the borage flowers.
Returning to the opening quote from Walter Scott. We have blossom on the fruit trees so we eagerly await the fruit in the Autumn! The garden group will be active over the weekend catching upon a few jobs. The main one will be emptying the compost bins and digging what we can to enrich the ground with our own compost.
Finally the echiums are stretching out and reaching for the sky. It will not be long before they are covered in small blue flowers and covered in bees
Spring at last!