Mid-April Musings

Can’t believe we are halfway through April. This Moon has slowly been waxing

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and Spring seems to have been stuttering in a stop start way. Today a biting Easterly breeze cut through clothing layers and the day started with icy puddles.

The daffodils keep going

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and each morning the lamb population next door increases

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The chicks are now three weeks old and at home under a bench in the greenhouse

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It has been warm in the polytunnels, which we have been reclaiming from some winter neglect

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including installing dog guards to give seedlings a chance

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Blossom time is lasting well

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Here on a young apple we planted

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When we lived in the city our street was lined with mature flowering cherries which at this time laid a soft pink carpet on the pavement – until the Council cut them down. In memoriam we have planted our own, which is currently trying to cram as much blossom as possible onto its young frame

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We are now planting a magnolia and wanting it outside the house, direct into solid clay, are lifting it to aid drainage

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Here are some other glimpses from round the plot in the last few days:

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and the soup plant is doing well

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