I am so glad that Spring is on its way. It has been a long, cold winter in Tasmania and I have hardly spent any time in the garden in part because of the weather and in part because I have been working almost non stop as part of the Multi Party Climate committee. Now I intend to take some time to smell the roses when they eventually flower again. I have really missed not having my hands in the soil and the sense of well being that goes with it.
As I left for the office this morning I noticed that the pot of freesias and tulips that I quickly planted a few months ago are well on the way to flowering. I was also delighted to see that my daphne is flowering and in good health in spite of almost total neglect..no yellowing of leaves in sight. The daffodils are beginning to bloom and the hellebores make a colourful display.
In the vegetable boxes, the green manure crop I planted because I knew I would be neglecting the garden, is also coming along nicely and will be able to be dug in for spring vegetable plantings.
I am so looking forward to getting into the rhythm of the seasons again.