Saturday morning dawned with sunshine and a bitterly cold wind. Husband was repairing the shed roof, a section of which the storms had lifted and blown away.
At lunchtime a delivery of logs was expected – I loaded the wheel barrow and shifted from the road to the back garden log store - husband stacked. Result – aching backs.
Hopefully we have enough now to see us through the remains of the winter.
In the garden surprise at seeing Delphiniums shooting already
and a small, but charming, drift of primroses starting to form.
Self seeded crocus popping up in the herb bed amongst the Marjoram and Chives.
On the kitchen window sill a tray of salad leaves thrive.
Sunday was an entirely different matter – overcast, very windy and bloody cold. Husband decides to tackle the straggly ornamental cherry which has just started budding and needs at least 3 feet cutting from the top. (I shall be following this tree this year linking with Lucy at Loose and Leafy). This meant that I had to be involved, ladder holding, pointing him in the right direction and gazing skyward, which meant a lot of bending backwards – giving me backache and a headache to boot – even though I didn’t actually do any of the work. We didn’t want to cut it back too far as it is such a glorious sight when it is full of blossom – just needed it to be kept in check.
You probably can’t see much difference but we filled a builders bag full of prunings. Not done in the best of conditions – but least it’s another job out of the way.
Now – what’s next on the never-ending ‘to do’ list!