Sunday, April 7

Back in the Garden...

What a winter...but at long last we are getting into the garden and trimming and protecting, and all of the other things that probably should have been done in March.
Nobody was doing any gardening in March around here!!

The frogs have spawned and the little pond at the bottom of the field is full to overflowing with it.





The potter is climbing ladders again...and very happy to be doing so.
This apple tree is a great fruiter but needed the centre opening up.
He's the man who can!




...and this year we were determined to get to the cherry tree before the wood pigeons...
Two years ago it was so prolific that I was able to make a glass "topf"  full of cherry brandy.
....my sister's German recipe.....


Last year the pigeons made it before us and we only managed to salvage a handful of cherries.
They eat the the buds ...they must be sooo sweet...before they have a chance even to start to become cherries...

Well yaahooo!!
you fat wood pigeons....got there before you this time
...not as if there isn't lots of other lovely stuff to go for...
...and by the way birds...
lay off the peas also this year!!


11 comments:

  1. My neighbour used to hang a radio from her Cherry tree. I think she chose the wrong channel, as the birds would flock to it!

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    1. Give me a clue as to what she played? was it Cherry Ripe?

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  2. Yes it took the "Boys of Summer" (opening day for baseball) for spring to finally break in to the house around here too.

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    1. well around this old country it's cricket...I watch...I do not understand!!!

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  4. Looking forward to some cherries!

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    1. you'll have to come up that awful M road then!! deleted one of the comments...it arrived twice!!!

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  5. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog - which enabled me to discover the delights of yours! :)

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  6. Our spring didn't arrive on opening day, but it was here by the end of that week. Ah! I do believe it's my favorite season :)

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    1. Yes Dana ...mine too and then next the start of autumn when it's just turning golden!!!

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