I was able to venture out into the garden last Tuesday on what was forecast as "our one day of Spring' and it certainly was.
Since then it has been cold and very, very wet with this week bringing blizzards and biting North Easterly winds from Siberia.
There are icicles hanging from the garden shed and ice in the borders
Before getting to work in the garden it was obvious that some unwelcome visitors had been at work
Here we see the remains of a shrub scattered across the grass
Unwelcome visitor - Fox
and here some dead shrubs
unwelcome visitors - severe weather for too long
and here broken Terracotta pots
unwelcome visitor - Ice
plus the Magpies's who have pulled out most of the ice-plants
and here the pond minus about 70 fish
unwelcome visitor - the Heron that visits daily this time of year
However, no time to fret lots of work to be done on this one
sunny and Spring like day
Not sure when I will be able to get out and do the masses of pruning that is still to be done
Grateful for small mercies!
The blizzards were horizontal today