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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring is sprung

Spring is sprung
the grass has ris
I wonder where
de boidies is?

This silly poem always makes me smile,  and the clocks go forward tonight so summer is officially here!

That means cutting the lawn, some hate it but I dont mind.

These pictures were taken on my phone, so not too well focused.

The berberis is nearly in full flower and the bees love it. 
Bill who lives across the roads keeps bees and sells honey, so just maybe his bees have visited and I've eaten the nectar.  [When I initially wrote this bit do you think I could remember the name berberis, no way, the old grey cells are gradually going!!!]

This Rowan was kept in a large tub for many years but has a new lease of life here, nearly in leaf too.

The Pieris likes it here.

I dug  these speedwell up from the edge of a car park a few years ago, if you dont keep them in check they're everywhere.

Poor camellia, it struggles where it is and if there's no improvement by next year I'll move it.

The Avocado.

Sondra asked how this was  doing  and it was a timely reminder to root prune and re pot it, which I've done today.  The plant was pot bound with roots and as I want to keep it roughly this size, I cut away the outer roots cleaned the compost off the remaining roots and then trimmed them a bit to form a root ball and re potted it with fresh compost.  We'll see how it fares.