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Early spring in the garden

The wet weather has been a bit of a pest as we try to get the garden ready for spring. Finally we've had a couple of dry days – enough to remove old crops left from the summer, dig out the usual batch of perennial weeds and then rotavate. It takes just a few hours pleasant work in the sun to get the garden ready. So we've already planted the early potatoes and 8 rows of parsnips – the spring has started!

The real arrival of spring is hard to miss when the rampant apricot tree comes into blossom. Quite how the flowers attract enough insects to pollinate I'm not sure but the south facing wall is certainly a great attraction for insects that like to keep warm.


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