Walking around other parts of the yard I'm seeing all sorts of signs of spring. The squill are now in full bloom.
Various plants in the entrance bed are starting to push out new growth like these lamb's ears.
and the lady's mantle
Which means I needed to get my behind out there and start weeding the entrance bed. Last year we removed the sod and put in a large bed at the front of the house. See Here. We added compost and some plants in spring but things got behind schedule and I found myself stuffing plants into the bed in no particular order late in the summer. That has to be corrected this year. Sections that became over grown with weeds need to fixed up and plants put back in a more aesthetically pleasing way.
Saturday morning the bed looked like this
The weeds had taken over in this section. And to add insult to injury I found more glass.
No matter how much I dig in this bed, just when I think I've removed every piece of garbage possible the ground seems to heave up yet another chunk of glass. In another 20 years I'll bet I'm still digging glass out of this bed.
After four hours of digging the bed looked much better.
I've still got a ways to go but I was able to move several columbine right away into this space. Eventually hostas will fill this section in. It's so nice to dig right now when the weeds are still small and ground is soft. The job went quite easily aside from constantly picking glass out of the dirt.
I was distracted from my task though when this fella showed up.
That is a tractor hauling a manure spreader. And I was so giddy I ran outside with a camera.
The tines in the spreader chop up all the manure and normally it would be spread out over farm fields. In this case though our neighbour sat the spreader in one spot and let it pile up on the ground underneath.
|Placed close to the veggie garden for easy access|
What a huge pile, and it cost me nothing! Can you believe that? I'm tickled. I'll be adding this to my compost bins to speed up the process which in turn will be used on beds and trees. Spring is off to a very good start this year.