Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:34
Oh, hello folks! It's that time of day is it? .....ish
I've been in the garden all day - it's been glorious temp got up to 18C but was much hotter in the sunshine - almost too hot at midday when we sat out on the terrace for lunch.
Jobs done today are - font lawn mowed (by the Under Gardener), fruit patch weeded/hoed, courgette seeds sown, dropped all over terrace, scooped up and planted again , empty part of veg garden weeded and compost forked in. Some foxgloves planted out. More of the hard dry area under the biggest ash tree forked over a bit to try to get it ready to receive some ground cover plants, more weeding of the Shady Bank, some thatch and moss raked out of the lawn and tied up to the fence for the birds who are nesting, blood fish and bone sprinkled onto the Shady Bank and tickled in with the Dutch hoe, and some sulphate of potash sprinkled around the fruit bushes and again, tickled in - but there's rain forecast for tonight - that's why I did it today.
We also spent quite a long time watching a bluetit pecking away at the hole in a nest box to adjust the size of the hole, while the other of the pair sat in the tree loudly proclaiming ownership of the area.
This evening we saw a wood pigeon fly up to a seed feeder and tip it to get it to spill seeds onto the ground below - I'd been wondering why there was always so much spilt on the ground - who'd have thought that pigeons are that clever?