I am starting up my three word gardening posts again each month and this year I will start with Slow To Start. The weather has not been the greatest and living here on a high ridge has meant that it has been super windy.
I will start with a little tour. This was the fruit cage after our snowfall, I just walked away from it with a very sad face but Bloke went out in the wind and put it all back together. Big Girl and I spent two hours weeding all of the strawberries. There is nothing worse than spotting a big red strawberry, then getting stung by a hidden nettle. I also moved a clump of raspberries from right in front of the entrance door. The fruit garden was planted up before I bought the cage so things were in a bit of a strange orientation once I realised where the door was going. Much better now.
First pick of the rhubarb will be this week too.
The front garden is raised and the soil in there is pretty weed free because it is new (3 years old) and I intend to keep it that way. The daffs have gone over now swiftly following are the orange hues of my tulips. The broom has flowered for the first time this year which compliments the border well.
I have all my veg seeds started off but it is still a bit too cold for them to really take off. Fingers crossed for the next few weeks.
My florist friend Beth grows her wedding flowers at our farm. It is such a bonus to look out on a piece of ground all neatly kept without me having to lift a finger.