Monday, 12 April 2010

It must be Spring





















Take your coat off. Plant the potatoes. Roll up your sleeves. Sow parsnip seeds hoping they don't blow out of your hand. Weed the Winter garlic. Dig bean trenches and fill them with the heaps of goodness you wheel-barrowed over from the compost bins. Eat a picnic lunch as the blossom from next door's cherry tree blows through your hair. Check on the progress of the main crop of onions, shallots and garlic. Weed the bed where the squashes and pumpkins will be going next month, replanting the forget-me-nots that have moved in there as you go. Mow the grass for the first time this year. Go to buy ice cream from the shop down the hill. And finally, the best thing - pick the first crop of purple sprouting broccoli to have with dinner.