It was a cold night once again, but this morning didn´t promise to much. The sun was and still is shining from a clear blue sky. It seemes every one is enjoying the weather today, there isn´t any spreading of manure today even if I can see that they have filled the wagon :-)
Despite the fact that the sun is shining it isn´t that warm to be honest. There´s a light but rather chilly wind but who cares. If I want it warm I just put a chair in a wind free place and let the sun warm me up.
I´ve started to clean the flowerbeds now. When I say clean I don´t mean that I remove anything from them. I just cut down what´s left from last year, cuts or breaks it into smaller pieces and throws it back again. It looks a bit messy in the beginning, but in a couple of weeks one can´t see it because the plants has grown up and covers it. By leaving all old material in the flowerbeds the soil gets a better structure and I really don´t have to put much fertiliser in my flowerbeds.
I don´t fight Dandylions in my garden, my dogs does that :-) They love to eat the whole plant, especially the root of it. Unfortunally they don´t fill the holes after digging up the dandylion, so I do have some holes here and there :-) But if You have dandylions in Your garden and wants to get rid of them, just take half a tea spoon of salt and put in the centre of the dandylion. The salt will then dry out the whole plant, not leaving a single part of the root so a new one can start growing there again. Just take it easy with the salt!!! To much salt is a poison for all living things. So just do it on some dandylions at the same time. This works with all plants having a taproot.
One of my tree paeonies has started now. The others seemes still to rest.
Well it´s time for me to go out into the garden again. Perhaps I´ll make a pot of tea and then take a break drinking it on my kitchen stairs :-)
Have a great day now, I will!