Spring has … ah

So I was hanging out the washing this morning, listening to all the birds out there singing their feathery little heads off, and noting how the sun has finally inched its way up in the sky to the point where it reaches over the top of the roof and so can help dry the laundry. And I was thinking that, these days, spring tends to invoke a sense of impending panic as much as anything else, what with Pedal on Parliament and now Walk Cycle Vote and never even mind the veg plot. Having a garden, fantastic as it may be for one’s mental health, does nothing but intensify the feeling of time galloping past with too much to do and not enough time to do it in.

However, this morning, I didn’t feel quite so much panic as I probably should. It’s not that everything is under control, exactly, but I’m just trying to deal with it. PoP is run under anarchist collective lines, which means there’s really no point trying to draw up any sort of detailed plan for anything, you just have to go with it; as a kill-or-cure treatment for control freakery and terminal anxiety it is highly recommended. And it probably helps that the garden is still under wraps and the longer I leave it there, the better it will probably be (technically, I should probably sit out the whole growing season to get rid of the worst perennial weeds but I’m not sure I can face another 12 months of staring at what is becoming increasingly manky carpet*). So I went inside to start work, happy to celebrate the impending arrival of spring, rather than try and push it back into its box until I was ready for it.

And then I looked up an hour or so later and noticed it was snowing.

*Indeed some of it seems to have got into the spirit of the thing and has started to go green

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One Response to Spring has … ah

  1. Charles says:

    You can at least put in some spuds, they are great for keeping down weeds and breaking up the soil. Probably not a good idea to put in raspberry canes or asparagus yet as they need a weed free start, as I am sure you know.

    Get the greenhouse, there are sales on at the moment. Then you can aim to get organised for next year. I moved in here in November 2015 and my 2016 season was late and pretty shambolic. This years apppears to be more organised with beans sprouting in the greenhouse already. Tomatoes and peppers are on the window sills, sulking if truth be told.

    Mind you I still have 10 months left to find new ways to foul things up.

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