Photos Copyright: Maggie May
I recently wrote about a walk round the allotments.
They are not normally open to the public and usually there are locked gates on all allotments and only genuine tenants get a key.
On that occasion though, there was a function for the public to attend because of the celebration of Wassailing.
Although I am not a bit interested in the Wassailing ceremonies, I do appreciate that there is a communal orchard there and in the autumn the produce is sold off towards the maintenance etc. On this occasion, there was a cake stall. I am all for small communities getting together to support this kind of activity.
There was also some Morris Dancing which my son, Sam, usually takes part in. However he is struggling with back and ankle problems at the moment so he likes to attend these functions but doesn't aways feel up to taking part.
I am, at present, making a green rag jacket for Amber, who has passed the one I made for her last year on to her younger sister, Millie because it is a bit tight. The new one is going to be a much bigger size.
While I was at the allotments, I took a photo of these teasels and the catkins.
There doesn't seem to be much going on in my own garden, but on closer examination, I see snowdrops peeping through.
Some of my shrubs have been severely damaged by the bad winter and only time will tell whether that damage will be permanent. I feel it is never a good idea to chop things up without giving them a chance to recover.
I keep having to remind myself that there are at least two months left that we could have more snow and severe frost. Heres hoping that Spring weather is really on the way.
This weekend was The RSPB Great Garden Birdwatch.
Although I watched for the required hour, only three house sparrows and a wood pigeon came to my garden. At one time my garden was teeming with birds.
Have other people noticed a decline in garden birds?