garden bits

Finally, an afternoon when it’s mild enough and dry enough to be possible to get out in the garden!

New shears had arrived this morning, so I was able to cut off and remove the dead long grass from the “wildflower bank”, and under the tree seat.

The one solitary yellow crocus that escaped the squirrel depredation of a couple of years ago is nearly in flower, as are the first of the daffodils. First buds are breaking on the Glastonbury Thorn. The winter-flowering clematis continues, with copious blooms, though I’ll have to cut it back savagely once flowering stops, as it’s getting far too big.

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