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There is ice on the pond this morning. It has turned a lot colder in the last couple of days. Last weekend I was thinking that spring had advanced by a month or more in the previous few days, with a lot of bulbs flowering, birds pairing off, lots of evidence of frogs in the pond (I am not being coy, but writing out frog s**** in full attracts a lot of spam). There was a lot of sun earlier in the week,and yesterday we had a few minutes of sunshine, but it is grey again today.

I am not out in the garden planting the things I bought last weekend, or helping dig the foundations for my greenhouse. I am not cleaning parsnips so I can freeze them either in chunks or soup base. But I have done two loads of washing and provided tea for the foundation digger, phoned to say there is no drainage hose with the new dehumidifier, made yogurt and soup, and other indoor things like making a list of things to do...

flowers include snowdrops (at least 3 species), crocuses, a daffodil, cyclamen coum, hellabores, japanese quince, winter flowering honeysuckle, a flower on the winter flowering jasmine, one flower on my new viburnum burkwoodii (that did get planted earlier in the week), wallflowers, my new (still in pots) anemones, and a couple of (new) saxifrages.


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May. 6th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Have just found your blog through Cottage Smallholder Blog - reading back entries in the forum. Have you visited it recently? Hope your weather has improved. We are up in the mid-20's today and things are growing nicely.
May. 7th, 2013 07:19 am (UTC)
I have not been on the CHS forum recently, but have just been back there. Here spring is coming along well at last.
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