I made a round in my garden in the morning wrapped in a woolly scarf. It was a sort of garden inspection; to see what's new and what's to be done soon when days became warmer an the sun finally appears. I think it has been ten day since we had it last. I am really eager to see the sun again.
Snowdrops appeared on the various sites now, under the bushes, in the beds and some even on the lawn! I saw tulip, daffodil and other bulb sprouting too. There are also primroses in bloom as well as heathers.There are still snowy spots in the garden but I hope it will be gone soon. The soil in my garden is pretty wet. I really need a few warm sunny days to dry it out a bit to be able to work it.
So, I noted these tasks for early Spring:
* Clear the dead stems, leaves and other debris from the borders.
* Weed. As soon as I did it, it will be easier later on.
* Spread fertilizer and fork it into soil.
* Prepare the plant supports so they can be positioned as soon as the perennials start to grow.
* Prune Wisteria and shrubs that are damaged by frost e.g. Hydrangeas.
* Prune roses and fertilize them.
* Rake the lawn, spread fertilizer and mow for the first time this season when the grass reaches 10 cm.
* Plant perennials grown last year from seed; mulch the beds when the soil warms up. Divide some overgrown perennials.
* Sow vegetable and flower seeds.
* Work the soil in the vegetable garden, fertilize and mulch.
It is always lots of work at the beginning of the new season, especially if you have a big garden. But, I cannot wait to start.
Crocus sativus L. in the town park.