The outdoor thermometer is stating 51 degrees in my backyard, today. I immediately threw on my garden wellies, my Barn coat and grabbed my gloves and started to walk around my property to evaluate the ‘clean-up” process. As I took in the area sipping my hot tea and surveying the winter damage, I was making a mental to-do list of what was needed to be done before my spring crop of plants, were to arrive for my greenhouse and gardens. First, was to collect all dead branches and foliage debris, then a good raking of the grass and then a final leaf blowing just to get rid of hard to rake areas. Next, any broken or hanging branches need to be removed and cut back. Putting this debris in a barrel to burn in my fire place is also a double use-I use the ashes from my fireplace to spread around my rose bushes, and euphorbia plants-they so love the ashes. So, after lunch, I am going to do these tasks and start my “Spring Clean-up” in my gardens. This is one of my favorite times of the year.
Have a great day!
Fairy Dust Kisses and Garden Blooming Wishes from Lady Brett