Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Flower power

"Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough ..."

In fact everything is hung with bloom - this is an ornamental cherry by the garden back door - but the cherry tree on my allotment plot was an even more stunning sight: unfortunately I kept forgetting to take the camera along to capture it in all its glory ... The apple and pear trees have also bust out all over too and as with the cherry are as much of a delight to look at for themselves as much as for the promise of fruit to come later in the year. The alpine strawberries in the back garden are also flowering, and Archie and Angel have been rather optimistically making a point of starting to regularly check them - but it will be a little while yet before I have to make sure they don't pig out on the fruit!

Apologies for missing the weekend post - but being a Bank Holiday weekend and all I was rather busy trying to catch up on garden chores and finally getting the last of the spuds in. That's the good news: the bad is that after defrosting and cleaning the freezer in the shed ready for this year's produce, I moved it to sweep behind it and found that the floor at the very back had rotted and given way. Anyone know of a good shed repair man?

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