|primroses - a sure sign of Spring|
The first pale yellow primrose flowers are coming out just as the snowdrops are beginning to fade. Elsewhere, the birds are tweeting a little bit louder and the rabbits are chasing each other round the paddock; there have been sightings of frogspawn around the village and Jemima Puddleduck’s rhubarb is uncurling its first crinkly, pink-tinged leaves.
This is one of the busiest times of the year in the garden with much tidying, digging over and lifting-and-dividing to be done. It’s also time for pruning roses, black and red currants, gooseberries and for cutting back buddlieas as hard as you dare.
Hill Top was overrun with rabbits last year and while it’s nice to see them in the paddock amongst the fruit trees I really don’t want them in the garden eating my carefully grown cabbage seedlings or biting through the stems of my runner beans!
|baby rabbit (an unusual black one) in Jemima's rhubarb patch|
Post and primrose photo by Pete - Hill Top gardener
Rabbit photo credit |skjoiner on Flickr