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The sun is shining in the sky, the Lord is in his heaven and everything is alright. I decided that as I had some time I would reorganise my compost heaps, as you do. Turning them over so that they are a bit more aerated and putting in some more paper, card and straw. It is amazing how much compost stuff you generate over the course of a year. I will adnmit that there is a lot of grass cuttings currently going into the compost heap, which is a good things as it does generate a lot of heat, but also fills up the heap. So I spent a few hours turning over 2 heaps. The result was me shifting about 2 cubic metres of soil/compost/vegetable matter, which seems to work wonders for the back.

So I now have some very full compost heaps. Apart from that there isn’t really much else to do on the plot, apart from a little bit of weeding and some watering. Whilst I was watering I got distracted by a peacock butterfly fluttering around the plot and resting on my strawberries, luckily I managed to get a photo of it, here it is …

and close up (looks a little bit blurred to my eyes)

I could happily sit and watch nature all day, and luckily with the sun shining it doesn’t make it too difficult.

I feel in a very impatient mood at the moment. I have lots and lots of seedlings in the greenhouse at home, sweetcorn, French beans, courgettes, butternut squash and pumpkins, and I really want to get them out into the ground. I’ll just have to be a little bit more patient. Well a few weeks anyway. I am amassing a list of jobs to do at the weekend, but that’s a story for another time.

So now I am going to go home and enjoy the last of the sunshine.

Happy St Georges Day and Happy Birthday to my nephew Alan (honestly some people have no imagination, being born on April 23rd and they don’t call him George!)

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being welsh i will not comment on the st. george's bit!apart from that, fab. blog and pics.
used to collect butterflies as a kid. had a great time.

24 Apr, 2009


It was good to see the English flag out in celebration yesterday...lovely to find a butterfly. Strange place for him, though, if there aren't any flowers - or are there wild ones around?

24 Apr, 2009


Happy St George's Day :o)

24 Apr, 2009


Happy St Georges day to you,

24 Apr, 2009


You are being good, waiting, that must be the worst part, coz you know you'll suddenly have a million plants to put in......!

Sorry I was late with your blog but happy St Georges day too! Lol!

26 Apr, 2009

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