Lots of lovely pictures of spring flowers have been posted but I think the pretty pink of these rhubarb stalks are the best thing so far this year. You may find me sat next to the fruit bed drooling on a daily basis for the next few weeks. Can't wait. Even considered buying some forced rhubarb till I saw the price in the shops and decided I can wait.
I was carefully looking at the fruit tress last week as they are budding up now. I found three dead leave wrapped round some branches when I pulled them off there were lots of insect eggs nestled inside. No idea what they were. So my husband took advantage of a sunny calm period to spray them with a winter wash.
We invested a lot in fruit last year and really looking forward to this year's crops.
I have been up and down the fruit bed weeding all week , in small doses when the sun has been out, as they are narrow and I can reach easily from the grass path. Just the blueberry and blackberry section to go. I am being careful as I do not need another bad back!
The soil is slightly too wet yet for lots of work to take place but we had a go at the docks and thistles in the main veg bed. Three wheelbarrows loads went up to the bonfire ready for a suitable wind direction. Our nieghbours are not very careful but we wait so as not to smoke anyone out.