Plants are pretty resilient things, aren't they? Despite the severe weather conditions we have been experiencing, new growth is still appearing. "It's Spring, so this is when we put on new growth, come what may" they seem to say...
The Pear tree's buds are swelling nicely.
This tree had no fruit last year, so I am really hoping it will produce some this year. They say that trees under stress (e.g. because of too much or too little water, or too few nutrients) adopt a biennial fruiting habit, so I think this is what has happened to mine.
Looking closely at my Mint plants I see that they have lots of new little shoots coming up, mostly on the periphery of their pots, which tells me that it is time to divide and re-pot it - a task I do every year at about this time. Next weekend maybe??
Even the poor old Aquilegias which took a battering when my neighbour's new fence was built, are beginning to bounce back, thrusting up their leaves from under the concrete gravel-boards. I expect some of them will be appearing on the other side of the fence now too!
But when will I be able to sow some seeds with a reasonable expectation that they will develop well, without going leggy?? I'm fed up with planning. I want action!