Farewell Winter & HELLO Summer!

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After what seems like a very long Winter we seem to have skipped straight on to full Summer, from snow at the start of the week to shorts and Piz Puin by the weekend, hurrah! I’ve been itching to get back in the garden and the Easter weekend came up trumps.

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The buddleias that took sickly after planting them out too early are now back outside with lots of new leaves sprouting. I gave the herb garden, hanging baskets and potted plants a good pruning (there are some I’ll be highly surprised to see recover but ‘hope springs’ and all that…)

We hoovered up the beech leaves, planted some seeds, did some weeding (the dreaded Rosebay Willowherb is already springing up) and made a few purchases including a chicken coop, a potato barrel, soil and a solitary bee house. I also got in a little sun lounger action – what a treat!

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I spotted bats flitting about at dusk for the first time this year, the cats are bringing in mice and everything is beginning to grow again – so many exciting plans for the garden this year and it’s all starting now!

I can’t wait for next weekend to get these all set up and possibly our first bbq of 2015. We’re also off to collect some strawberry plants that a friend has an excess of.

Now to pray the sunshine continues…

Oh and this little lady has been paying us a few visits this week

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