BRING ME SUNSHINE!
What a glorious day it is here, the sun is shining, the birds are busying themselves, it’s just marvelous the way sunshine can lift the spirit! The other day I watched the sun shine through the rain, it just looked so lovely. I’m going into the garden, to cut the seed heads from the grasses, and make a start on pruning some things back, like Buddleia, and nip out the tops of Ribes and some willows that have been killed off with the frost. I wont go too far back, as I’m sure winter isn’t over by a long chalk! I like having a look to see what else has started into growth, it’s really exciting, I think that’s what keeps me going back, time after time, it’s the hope of finding the little surprises! Talking of surprises… it was just the other day I was telling, Lily about my could’ve been a bargain, Bamboo! Well… yesterday, I noticed on two of the plants (I had split the original large pot) that some of the canes are starting to turn green, I’m absolutely delighted, to say the least. I may be wrong but, when I thought the plants were dead, (they were obviously just resting and recovering from the bad weather last year) I grew peas up thier canes, maybe the nitrogen from the pea roots have been enough to restart growth. I’m still going to keep the other two bamboo plants, they may not be showing any signs of life, but, with the sweet peas covering the canes they make really good screens and the bees love them!
- 27 Feb, 2011
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