Bit of a play on words there.
This is Rose Charles Darwin flowering in March, I know, it really should not be flowering now. Admittedly it's not the best looking bloom at the moment, but if you had been out in the wind and rain, and the frost and snow, you would probably look a bit worse for wear too. I'll give more details about this rose when it flowers again in summer. I pruned all my roses, except this one, last week in the spring like weather. And as soon as this bloom goes over, I will finish pruning this rose too. Now that we have had some much needed rain, my next job will be to feed and mulch the roses.
And look who's back:
Yes, the siskins are here again. Oh dear, winter has not finished with us yet then. As I've mentioned before, these beautiful little birds only visit my garden in the winter, and don't leave until the last of the winter weather has gone. I didn't see them at all last week, must have been on their holidays, but now I've got four of them on the feeders.
There's a full moon on Thursday which makes Tuesday an ideal time for planting. If you're thinking this is mere mythical hokum, sorry to disappoint, but it is scientifically proven. 48 hours before the full moon is the perfect time for planting and sowing. Have you ever noticed how often it rains around the full moon period ? And have you ever noticed how nice the weather is 48 hours before the full moon ? I often used to take these days as holiday to do the gardening, and observed that I often got good weather, especially in the mornings. And I didn't have to water the plants either, because it usually rained afterwards. Check the weather forecast as well though, because there is always the exception that proves the rule.