Let’s Go Outside: Spring’s occurring

1 Apr

Every day I’m walking around the garden to see what’s occurring. One minute a tree could have no signs of blossom, then the next, woomph, there it is. A tight little bud, with a beautiful hint of pink.

I’m excited about the pear and damson trees in particular. We bought them in the extended bareroot season last year – it was extended because of the cold weather – and therefore didn’t see any of their beauty. But this year, one of the pear trees, has beautiful pink buds. I think they’ll become white when open – it promises to be a glorious display for such a young tree. The apple tree, ‘Sunrise’, is also starting to show the promise of what is to come.

I’m very close to finishing the major projects I wanted to tackle during winter/early spring. Just some seeds to sow, an area to clear, some topsoil to order and shift, some more seeds to sow and possibly a few evergreen trees to move. Then things go into maintenance mode and I heave a massive sigh of relief.

The chickens are awaiting a spring clean. Both their houses and themselves. Some of them get very mucky over winter around the, um, bottom area, so I’ll give them a clean on a nice day, check them over for lice and leave them to preen in the warm sun. No doubt they’ll then have a dust bath and get mucky again, but it’ll be clean muck and not muck of their own making.

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Langley Bullace Damson

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Williams Bon Chretien Pear

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Magnolia Stellata Rosea

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Happy chickens enjoying the spring weather

 

 

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