Thursday, April 11

The Green Bike


I don't know about you ...but I find it really hard to throw stuff away!
For instance...
...this green bike...never really any good to ride ...but it looks so good just sitting there under the elder tree......
................ and getting so entwined in the ivy that it's now part of the garden!






...and then again....
                      ...what earthly use can there be to keep the grown-up son's ancient Tonka truck....
                                                      .................for goodness sake look at the state of it!

Aw!





Well it's in bits and there it will stay until it rusts into oblivion and becomes part of the earth!!
What is rust good for in the garden?   There must be some plant that will benefit one day.

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!!