Tav's Spring Garden
After a very cold winter spring is now definitely here. We got snowdrops and primroses in our garden and the tulips are also already sticking their leaves out of the ground to catch the first warm sunrays of spring.
I have already been busy. I have raked most of the grass to remove the 'hay' of decades, while my husband cut down some trees which were so dry that the burst into pieces as soon as they fell to the ground. I also started preparing a vegetable bed, which due to the sloping garden required me to build a small dry wall. I had a pile of stones in the front yard, which I removed when I cut down the forest which grew there. Carrying them all up the hill was no fun and my little helper also proofed to be unreliable. He let his stones drop to the ground after a few meters – but he enjoyed digging up the ground for the bed. There are still some more stones waiting to be removed and carried to the back garden for a flower bed, but I'm not looking forward to that.
The contents of the vegetable bed are already waiting on the window sill of the living room: tomatoes, cauliflower, carrots and swedes. I also planted some strawberry seeds, we'll see how they turn out. For the strawberries I want to build a separate bed from some old boards which we found in the attic.
Now is also the time for toads. We get lots of them wandering downhill from the forest to the river and on their way they cross our garden. I found a very pretty specimen in the middle of the day. and got the chance to take a photo. One night the dog unfortunately licked one – it was not a pleasant experience.