Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary


buddleiaTuesday, 27th March, 2007
SPARROWS ARE CHATTERING in the hedge, a crow cawing in the wood, blackbirds singing. The hawthorn is greening; there are cabbage-like rosettes along the twigs.

This pile of branches is a habitat pile that I’ve built up from the sawn-up stems and branches of an old buddleia that we took out of the shrub bed.

I spent an hour and a half this afternoon putting in onions, shallots and potatoes which now fill most of one of the new L-shaped beds.

Beyond a bit a weeding and some earthing up for the potatoes, these will need little attention until we harvest them. It’s a good way to get a quarter of the veg bed into production so early in the season.