Thanks Amy for hosting. I've also joined up for Amy's Christmas card swap again this year. It's a nice swap with no stress involved, just a heart-felt message on a card and pop it in the post. Simple.
Anyway. Mt five. I have been doing a lot of work in the garden especially now that the weather seems like it has taken a proper turn towards spring. It has just been teasing up until now apparently. The fact that only now are self-sown tomatoes and pumpkins coming up tells me so. They know better than I if it is warm enough to get growing.
Last week I took delivery of some new berries. I have variable success with raspberries and other cane fruit but I am taking another chance. I mean there are plenty of wild blackberries growing without any interference so surely these cultivated types should be able to grow. perhaps if I leave them to the own devices, they will do best.
The chickens will not leave the mulch under the olive tree alone. When I say mulch I should say lawn mower clippings. The chooks have however turned it into a nice mulch with all their scratching.
The roses are coming into their own now. This one is called Hope. It is pretty in an understated way. Like many of the roses I grow, I bought it because of its name. I have a whole family in our rose garden except one named for me.
This rose was a gift from my sister. It is called Scentimental. And is pretty in a showy kind of way and nicely scented hence the name.
The recent rains and humidity have encouraged some black spot on the roses. Not enough to do too much damage.
Green. It is green all around at the moment. Those late winter and spring rains have given us so much grass. I moved sheep and cattle on Thursday. Usually they are a cinch to move because they follow me because I will always lead them to greener pastures. It was much less cinchy than usual because they are by no means hungry or looking for greener pastures. I had to rely on the fact that they are like pets and come when I whistle.
Happily they are closer to the house for the time being so I get to talk to them a bit more. And it is easier to take their pictures too.
Bye for now