Third day of hard frost in the morning.
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Tuesday, frost all day, it never cleared.
Tuesday night, inky black sky, stars shining bright.
Wednesday morning a hard frost.
The sun was shining in the morning.
Fading light, since early afternoon fog rolling in, visibility dropping by the minute.
And yet only three days before, on Christmas Day, temperature was 15 C in Aberdeen, 14 C in Hull in Yorkshire.
Yesterday and today, raking up fallen leaves.
Last night it rained, making the leaves wet and heavy and much harder work.
But best time to rake up, as leaves are wet and sodden and rot down.
If dry, they blow all over in the wind.
I only noticed them because a man was photographing them.
I asked was it his garden? He said no. He was passing by and they caught his eye.
He did not know what they were. I said passion flower. I used to see them growing in Neal’s yard in Covent Garden.
I said I was on my way to the seafront, but first Grocer and Grain. I recommended he too visited Grocer and Grain.
A very hot day, so far at 33.5C the hottest day of the year.
Bob the Cat wisely deiced to spend the day in the shade in the garden.
Bluebells in the garden started to come into flower last week.
Daffodils still in flower.
I was very surprised, several days on, to find daffodils still in flower in the garden.
Yesterday, a row of broad beans variety …, sowed.
Leaves tidied up.
Grass seed sowed.
Informally referred to as Jardines Botánicos (Botanical Gardens, the equivalent of Kew Gardens), but strictly speaking Jardin de Aclimatación de la Orotava.
The Conquistadores not only brought back gold (oro) they also brought back plants. These were not taken directly to Spain, they were first planted in the Orotava Valley.
Last weekend, one solitary daffodil out in flower. At a guess, in flower several days earlier.
Since the weekend, several other daffodils in bud.
Very early for daffodils. Usually towards the end of March.
A few crocuses in flower.
At the weekend, strong winds, even though there had been heavy rain overnight, meant the grass could be mowed, though it was still muddy underfoot.
Since the weekend, grass spiked, a little every couple of days. Hard work.
Today, as it was sunny, though hard frost earlier, more grass spiked.
Early Onward peas sowed.
I would usually dig the ground. Not today, raked off the leaves, in went the peas.
I would also have sowed the broad beans I picked up from Infinity Foods, but could not find them.
Grass seed sowed.
This morning, a brace of pheasants in the garden, sitting on the hedge.
I heard sots being fired a few days ago. Maybe the pheasants are refugees from the killing zone.