There are photo opportunites when it is damp like this but I'm really trying to get on with jobs that I should have done back in November and December, so I can start on the winter jobs. I'm so behind!
Anyway, here's a photo of my lake and that cherry tree which has flowers on right now, which I took out of the 2nd floor shower room, the only room in the house upstairs which actually looks out over the back garden and lake. You can see how spindly the tree is but at least the blossom shows up and looks pink from here. The ripples in the lake are not caused by the Breton equivalent of the Loch Ness monster but my useless ducks. Useless because they don't lay eggs any more (neither do the hens right now either). I am buying eggs for goodness sake!
More photos of drippy things, because it's more interesting than pictures of muddy wellies and gloves.
|Horse Chestnut branch - do you think that's why it's called that, because of |
the horseshoe shaped marks on the bark? I really must look that up one day.
That's a raindrop reflecting a branch by the way.
|'They' say that lichen indicates good clean air - we have tons of lichen here.|
|Drippy discarded duck feathers from the useless ducks|
|PSB leaves - always covered in droplets it seems|
|Ditto the purple Curly Kale - I love how photogenic this plant is. |
Which is just as well, as despite mild weather it's not growing much!
|Lime (Tilia) seeds pods and bract|
I decided to be brave and show you my weedy old veggie patch, just to prove there is a bit of work in progress. I have dug a sort of L shape round the edge of the bed with the leeks in (top left). The nicely dug bit in the middle is where I've planted my garlic.
As you can see below, that's not all of it, there's two more plots on the right and I haven't even pulled out the dead things in those plots yet.
And that's just the veg patch! There's the rest of the garden to attack. But I did get my red and blackcurrants pruned, so that's something.
I've also finally cut back the dead growth on the asparagus, which I should have done a couple of months ago. I haven't mentioned my asparagus bed yet on this blog, because growing it from seed is a long process and takes three years before you can start to harvest it. I'll feature it when it emerges in the spring - only one more year to wait until we can eat it!