What a difference a few degrees warmer makes, one layer of clothing gets discarded and sleeves get rolled up! April is behind us and this week temperatures are rising to 12 degrees. A few heavy showers on Monday, on Tuesday maybe a hit of rain as well. We could do with some rain to fill the water butts and for the garden. With southerly winds we should see dry sunny days for the rest of the week!
We have no major jobs to see to this week, mostly just small tasks but very satisfying to do. I will cut back our white-washed bramble, the mophead hydrangeas and hardy fuchsias too. The sage can be cut back hard as can the forsythia and spirea once they have finished flowering.
Still some pricking out of seedlings to tackle and to mulch another bed to keep the weeds down and to conserve moisture.
I will feed liquid seaweed to the geraniums. If there is still some time I shall plant a few varieties of gladioli.
It is lovely to see the wild cherry blossom and have the bumble bees visiting them – what busy lives they have.
If any keen gardeners require Horse manure please contact Sheena at Inchkeil Farm on 01343 830488