Moray certainly has had a sunny weekend and the days ahead look reassuring, mainly dry and sunny with some showers on Tuesday and Friday.
These sunny days brings one into overdrive, still plenty to do like washing down the inside of the polytunnel, the outside might be more tricky to do?! Next will be the greenhouse but this will need to be a sunny day because all the plants go outside while the glass gets a good wash and clean then all goes back, the plants having had some loving care.
The buds on our wildlife hedges are swelling and some are coming into leave and having left the hedge untouched since last summer, this week we are giving it a cut and leaving the birds to use it as they desire.
Looking at our selected seed packets I have started sowing the ones which show that sowing can commence from February onwards eg. Savoy Cabbage, Cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts. Mid to late March more vegetables of the cabbage family will be sown.
Weeding is still on the menu every day but taking up less time now from previous years! Cutting back Elders has been completed and for the Dogwood, Buddleia and Fuchsias we need to wait another month.
The birds are fed daily with fresh water too, the Blackbirds love apples this time of the year. Has anyone got frog spawn yet? My aunt in Guildford has had some over a week now. I love to compare with other parts of Britain what flowers are appearing and how long it takes for the same flowers to come through here.
A lovely lady once wrote to me ‘Fruit for sustenance, Flowers for gladness and Buds for hope’ and I feel those sentiments daily!