Now that Spring is here – and I’m hoping that no unexpected blizzards are raging as you read this – and the days are longer, we’ve enjoyed getting outside and tackling some of the inevitable jobs that need doing. So the garden has been trimmed and tidied, the lawn mowed and some planting done to add some colour to the borders. I’ve even spotted a woodpecker and a sparrowhawk in the garden in recent weeks and, as a keen photographer, was glad that my camera was to hand so I could take some pictures.
I’ve also managed to give the house a thorough spring clean so am feeling fairly virtuous, and I pay no heed to those family members who suspect me of using my labours to justify some intensive chocolate demolition come Easter!
Despite our hard work there are always jobs which we can’t tackle ourselves due to lack of time or the necessary experience, and if you find yourself in the same situation, have a glance through the pages of your magazine – it’s likely there will be an advertiser who can come to your aid. On that topic, if you need some gardening advice, Earsdon Plants are starting a free plant clinic from Saturday 14th April; please see their advert on the back cover for details.
I’m pleased to welcome a new young writer this month, Carole Saville, a student at one of our local schools, who has written about a concert she attended recently at the Sage (see here). We look forward to more contributions from Carole in the future.
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by Carol Robinson