Saturday, 6 February 2016

Across the Marsh

It's extremely windy and very wet today but we thought we'd wander up the allotment via Freemans Marsh. The River Dun was running fast and the paths are muddy and slippery.
There wasn't much wildlife to be seen, just a few pigeons and crows letting the wind take them where it wanted. The moles have been busy though! Look at that lovely soil, it always looks good after the moles have worked it :-)
I noticed that our greenhouse is visible across the marsh, through the leafless hedge. The canal is between the marsh and the allotment site. You can tell it's our greenhouse because that's our ash tree (in the centre of the pic).
It was a blustery walk, not too cold though and, not surprisingly, we were the only ones on site. There's so much to be done, but today was not the day to be doing it!
Lots of the grape hyacinths are in flower, but the colour is a bit washed out - perhaps because of the weather? There are certainly more flowers than there were at this time last year though.

Our new pot raspberry bush has some lovely shiny, hairy new leaves growing, which must be a good sign.
And the rhubarb plants are just beginning to reveal new growth under all the dead remains of last year.

10 comments:

  1. I just went out with the dogs - it is absolutely vile!

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  2. Quite wet here. Just drove back from London. Not a lot of wind at the moment but forecast for Monday. ..

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    1. Will be nice to have a couple of dry weeks...

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  3. We were in Cumbria and it was tipping down!

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  4. Oh dear! Poor Cumbria getting another soaking :(

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  5. Lovely pictures. Sounds like you felt the same as us.

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    1. Thanks. Yup, just too soggy to bother at the moment!

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  6. It's about time we had some dry days. It's lovely seeing things coming to life :o)

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