Today- a real touch of Spring arrived from the West, with warmth in the sun and yours truly in pruning mode after a morning at work. Two ramblers and 2 clematis done whilst a blackbird serenaded me. It was good to be outside and I have now started to make a list of the jobs that need doing. Tomorrow I will feed the roses and clematis and top dress them with manure, and plant a clematis from its pot into the ground. I need to clear and prepare the home vegetable beds for some seed sowing and if the weather holds, as it promises to, I hope to get to the allotment early next week to get the garlic in.
It was astonishing how quickly the sun brought the daffodils into flower-they have been in suspended bud mode for a few days, but a kiss from the sun, and here they are. Like the daffodils, I respond to kisses from the sun at this time of year too! It’s the first time I have felt halfway human for weeks!