Spring is Apparently Here….. 3rd April 2015

After several days of rain and sleet, yesterday the weather was warm and sunny and Hilary and I were able to get out and transplant more daffodils and snowdrops from the front garden at the cottage to the new orchard above the burn.  Part of the front garden is about to disappear under the new driveway the planners say we need before work begins on the alterations and extension to the cottage.

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Hilary had advice from her little band of helpers…..

So far we have managed to plant about two thirds of the new fruit trees and hopefully the rest, mainly “Heritage” varieties will arrive from Scottish Heritage Fruit Trees in the next few days.

Apart from the constant chatter of the wild birds and the ducks laying again, Spring is also heralded by wild flowers starting to bloom.

Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot

Common Speedwell

Germander Speedwell

It could be a good year…….   Anyone want a pound of apples?!!