*firstly i would like to spread Oimelc blessings to you all*
enlarge and you will be able to see some of our first snowdrops coming up on cody's bed~we have plenty more scattered around our garden.
we have done a little gardening, mostly clearing the leaves and some of the dead plants that has provided shelter for all manner of bugs and beasties over the winter, and were pleased to find plenty of green shoots coming up from the earth and buds on my blueberry, the forsythia and the clematis that climbs the arch over our front door.
the honeysuckle and the banksia rose that grows up the bean stick trellis are looking very healthy with plenty of new shoots. we recently found that the mildew the honeysuckle suffered with last year was because it was too dry.
our plan this year when the weather becomes warmer is to sink a plastic bottle of water into the earth close to its base with a hole in the lid which will allow a small but constant drip-this will hopefully keep its roots damp enough to prevent the mildew again.