ANTICIPATION OF SPRING 19 March 2010
ANTICIPATION OF SPRING
Have you all got excited by the buds of spring carefully, gingerly showing their faces?
Here in my garden snowdrops are up in colour and the daffodil stems are showing. Most exciting of all is the far more vociferous nature of the mate seeking birds, especially black birds. A neighbour even reported a blackbird nesting.
After our horrendous winter (far worst elsewhere) I await this spring with even more enthusiasm than normal. Used to once per annum snowfall overnight and gone by 11.00, this winter has re-minded us all of “what it used to be like” back during the much relived days of or parents.
Today we scrounged more plant pots to be given away , filled wit plants for OPEN DAY visitors Tomorow we will seed up some trays to be left in the garage. Lavatera , lupin flowers.
At last I decided, talked tomorrow and planned, the felling of 35 metres of old , thoroughly abused and overgrown, blackthorn hedging. It has, probably NEVER been topped. Eric, the local man with hedging gear and a tractor agreed. It w ill be chopped 16/3
What a mess it is when compared to the hazel hedge. Similarly ignored then chopped to 3 metres filling the othern half of the northern boundary. Next week the blackthorn will be shaved….big time.
I’m warning log burner owning friends of the forthcoming free supply of 1ft logs as requested and quoted for. Next week it is done including Monkey Mark as he swings wit his chainsaw to sort out the ewe trees in the hedge. He had talked about cutting off the split off shoots bearing in strange direftions. They will give us some sizeable logs.
Mark Jennings Man Of Leisure MOL NVBM
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.’ ~Herm Albright