After all the snow we’ve had, followed by hail, torrential rain and gale force winds, I decided not to put Holly the hedgehog out to harden off in the rabbit hutch, even though she is now a wonderfully plump hog. She’s probably wondering where her waistline went!
I need to take Herbie, the special needs hog, to the vet to have the claws on his back paws cut. I’ve noticed recently that they’re getting rather long and could end up growing into his flesh. So, off for a pedicure he is….
So, out and about in the garden….this old willow blew down over 20 years ago. I left it to rot down for the insects and now it’s crawling with every type of beetle you can imagine….
Each day I’ve braved the weather and tried to spend a hour or so clearing and cleaning the garden. I have to say I don’t feel like I’m making much progress but at least I’m doing something instead of hunkering down in the greenhouse while the dogs get their daily run. These limestone seats need a good clean….tomorrow’s job!
My next door neighbour made this wonderful hedgehog house for me….and I have a feeling a fat hog resides within but I don’t want to peek and disrupt it…
I’ve cleared all the leaves from this area and found some flowering polyanthus underneath! Well there you go eh?
And…my daffodil shoots survived the snow, and now I have tulips peeking through too.
I’ve turned this border over and planted a new blackthorn hedge. They do look like sad, bare twiglets at the moment, but fingers crossed they take.
I found a few sprouting garlic bulbs in the kitchen so I planted them and popped them in the greenhouse. I always seem to forget where I plant the garlic so this time I may even get to harvest some later in the year.
Now don’t laugh, but I planted this trampoline up as nobody ever used it…it’s an experiment! I’ve just sprinkled it with cottage garden seeds, who knows what may sprout!
And finally….Crow the stones!!!!