Why? You may well ask. Solar power. Remember my post last week – feeling sorry for myself – not able to understand why I felt so tired and underwhelmed by spring, my favourite season. A bit of warmth and lots of light - that is all that was needed. It seems my batteries have been running on low over winter but a weekend of the sun on my skin, working outside with no cold wind and I was cured. My batteries have been topped up. Getting up with the rising sun, working in the garden all day and only coming in at dusk did the trick. No yawning or feeling the need for a nap – I felt like me again – what a relief. Hurrah!
Only one snag – I forget to put the clocks forward – we didn’t know whether we were coming or going. Anyway, once that was sorted we were off and many tasks were completed.
Dahlias potted up; tomatoes transplanted; sweet peas planted; new bark paths laid around the raised beds; piles of old plant pots and containers taken to the tip; shed tidied – it was a good weekend – and at the end of it I felt a nice kind of tired – ready to face a new month with vim and vigour.
The first tulip to open
A big fat pigeon taking up the whole of the bird bath.
Finding the winter quarters of a lot of snoozing snails
The garden this day last year – compared to the one below – what a difference
See how the garden looks opened up without that big blob of a tree at the end of the garden
Even the fish are enjoying the sunshine.
The sun tempted the pear blossom to open
and the blossom on the damson tree
The beautifully fragrant Bridal Shower Narcissus is making a show
and the purple sprouting broccoli – is, well - sprouting its socks off.
Hurrah for spring that’s all I can say.
‘Til next time – from a much ‘perkier’ blogger - have a good week, and remember:-