Madeleine's Garden 12th February•
Posted on 12 February 2018
Winter jobs in the Garden Its a busy February. And today was a beautiful sunny day here on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.
We are spoiled by having such lovely warm houses, that going outside can seem a little daunting as it is so cold. So I wrapped up warmly - woolly hat and all, and ventured into 2°.
Finally my two little garden gnomes saw light as I pruned the raspberry canes down to about 3 inches high and got rid of any dead ones and unwanted weeds.
Maybe tomorrow I will spread some manure around their bases to give them a little warmth and nourishment. The raspberries not the gnomes!
I'm never quite sure how garden gnomes actually find their way into a garden.... they are never invited, they just seem to turn up. Maybe someone brought them here as a birthday surprise one year, sneaked them in and then forgot to say anything. Anyway, it doesn't seem very fair to get rid of them just because I didn't choose them myself.
Here they are after pruning.
I have decided to plant a beech hedge along our 'drive to be'.
It will be ready for when we can start to use it. I always admire people who can think in advance.
So I bought 30 plants from a mail order catalogue. They arrived and this is the perfect time of year to plant them. Hedging and trees like to be planted when they are dormant during the winter months.
Lastly I couldn’t believe my eyes! When I saw that some of the sweet pea and tomato seeds that I had sown less than 2 weeks ago were appearing. Doesn’t time fly. It certainly is proving to be a busy February!
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