It feels like ages since I last did some work in the garden. When the weather forecast predicted a dry and not too cold day, I put on an old jeans, filled a thermos flask with tea, and headed for the allotment complex.
I told the girls I was going to be back for lunch, but I lost track of time completely. This often happens. I think the girls are getting used to it by now :-)
What a delight to be at work outside. It was about five degrees, but when you are busy, you hardly notice the cold. I pruned a few trees at the front of the garden, filled one of the raised beds with compost and got rid of weeds. I got chatting with one of my neighbours too, a kind man who has been at our complex for more than fifty years and knows all about pruning, fruit, vege and flowers. Each time I talk to him I realise that there is so much I still have to learn.
When I could not move my toes any more, I took a break in my little garden house. I have an ancient little stove there that keeps me warm. Together with my cup of tea, which I drank from an elegant cup off course, it felt really cosy inside.
I bought a huge quantity of left over bulbs at a garden centre yesterday. Some crocuses, alliums, bluebells and pink Spanish hyacinths. The price was so low, I could not leave them behind. I know it's rather late to plant bulbs, but you never know. I hope I will be in for a surprise.
Oh, and there were flowers!! The first snowdrops (in my neighbours garden, not mine), some purple primula's and funnily enough two white anemones :-) Everywhere around me little shoots appear above ground. Spring really is around the corner.
Have you been working in the garden lately?
Enjoy your week!