On thursday afternoon,I tucked in to some serious tidying up around the site. The sun was warm and I worked on through the afternoon in shirt sleeves. I saw hope in the emerging buds. The Raspberry canes and Currants were all showing signs of life and I put out a few broad bean plants. It was all very exciting. But,that was thursday and today cold rain sweeps the land to cussedly supress the rising optimism.
I am amazed at the number of customers today. I think that when the weather does improve,we will hear the sound of a starting pistol,followed by the thunder of a million wellington booted gardeners desperate to catch up.
With every passing lengthening day we and the clocks prepare for spring. Hooray !