A few flowers.
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Very hot in the garden today.
Brambles cut back, lawns mowed, grass seed sowed, compost heap built.
Last couple of days working in the garden.
Yesterday clearing bushes, tree stumps, hoeing.
Today sweetcorn sowed in the front garden. Yellow by garden fence, red by garden wall. Both from Tenerife, varieties unknown.
Peas variety Kelvendon Wonder sown.
Peas previously planted, variety Early Onward, are starting to poke through.
Old compost heap stripped away, new compost heap started.
Hot day in the garden. Possibly the hottest day of the year so far.
Pleasantly warm late afternoon, possible to sit in the garden, past seven o’clock. Past eight o’clock, turning chilly.
Mid-morning it was cool, but soon warmed up.
Lawns mowed, bushes trimmed back, a little hoeing.
Two hours later, time for a break.
Unbelievable, today hot!
I only mowed the lawns on Sunday, but as it was a plsant day and as it is expected to rain and turn colder, I thought I would mow.
Also finished off the digging of the vegetable bed.
Bluebells Hyacinthoides non-scripta and cowslips are coming into flower.
Today 22 maybe 23 C. By the weekend, 10 to 13 C with a hard frost at night.
But today, with doors and windows open, a taste of summer.
A pleasant day, more work in the garden sowing, hoeing and digging.
Not much work, a little hoeing, a little digging.
The main activity was to sow broad beans variety Bunyards Exhibition. As with peas, compost over the beans, soil raked back, then more compost on top.
Lots of work in the garden: hoeing, mowing, sawing, digging, sowing.
It started off with a chill in the air, but soon warmed up in the sun.
A little of the front garden hoed.
Lawns mowed. Last tow weekends only needed to mow one lawn. Today mowed all the lawns
More of the vegetable bed dug. That that had been dug before, raked.
Pea variety Early Onward sowed. I raked out a a bed, sow the peas, cover with compost, rake back the soul, then more compost on top.
Two hours later, time to call it a day.
Hard to believe the contrast with yesterday.
Yesterday was cold, wet and miserable. What a difference a day makes. Today warm and sunny, a strong breeze blowing, but it is warm breeze. It is more like a summer’s day than spring.
Have the seasons caught up with themselves, spring bypassed and advanced to summer?
Doors and windows open to invite in the warm air and air the house. It is warmer outside than inside.
Grass mowed, more lawn repair.
A path that was bark chippings, and once grass, spiked, compost spread, grass seed grown.
If it hits 20 C, then it will be the first time in six months.
If it passes 20 C, then it will be the first time since September of last year.
Then, just as I was thinking I will sit in the garden and read a book, enjoy the spoils of my labour, dark clouds rolled in and it started to rain.
I have noticed the lawns are looking a little threadbare, worse still, large and growing bare patches.
It has been wet since last weekend when I was last in the garden. Not as cold as it has been, though cooler than the weekend. Maybe it is a myth, but it is rumoured it will be approaching 20 C come the weekend. A marked contrast to a week ago when it was snowing.
Ideal conditions for sowing some grass seed.
I spiked the ground with a fork to loosen the surface soil, sprinkled compost over the bare patches, then sowed grass seed.
I finished an hour or so later when I ran out of time, energy and grass seed.
My friends the robin and blackbird were there to keep me company.
A lovely warm spring day in the garden.
Not as warm as yesterday, hazy sun, last night very cold, six or seven o’clock this morning frost, but still pleasant.
Lawn mowed, part of a vegetable bed dug.
As I was digging, a blackbird came to inspect the work in progress, and no doubt hoping to find some lunch. After I finished, a robin came along to inspect the work.
Next few days, temperature drops, the biting cold wind returns.