Monday, 17 April 2006

'So begins another spring'

'From the dark and wetted soil
Petals are unfolding
From the stony village kirk
Easter bells of old ring

So begins another spring
Green leaves and of berries
Chiff-chaff eggs are painted by
Mother bird eating cherries'

Donovan Leitch

Well Easter weekend has come and gone. Spring has arrived and the last week or so has seen that magical greening.

I spent a couple of hours at the allotment where I managed to drop my mobile phone into the water butt near the shed. It is no more !

Have divided perennials for the plant sale, pricked out Ildi and Purple Calabash tomatoes as well as the celeriac and have filled that green bin again. Sowings made over Sunday/Monday were basil, peas, salad leaves, courgettes, cucumber and gaura lindheimeri. The best time of the year !