I'm Whipped-Too Much Good Weather
This nice weather has had me outside for the last few days, working constantly. Got a fair amount done all over the place. The bulbs are all uncovered to prevent the oak leaves trapping the growing leaves coming thru leaf holes. Got most of those leaves shredded for mulch on the perennials. Trimmed almost all the bushes that need it this early. Bulbs and perennials are growing as you watch! Crocus and Siberian Iris is all that is blooming so far, Daffodils are almost ready.
Found lots of varmint nests, they didn't have a hard winter here. Found a mouse nest in the Clematis when I went to cut it. That nest was huge and HANGING 4ft high against the privacy fence in the air!! It was full of hickory shells so I know it wasn't a bird nest.
I think I may try the leaf blower for removing some of the leaf covering on my new beds. Hope it will speed things up over raking. Then I can shred them up as well. I am saving some of the shredded leaves to add to my beds I am redoing after the bulbs are finished.
Got the old dry plant stems cleaned out so the other beds are nice and neat. Saw a couple Garter snakes, very early for them. Then I sat on a bench on my porch to enjoy the birds and Spring Peepers. Heard some Cranes honking over by the swamp. Amazing how noisy the outside gets when the birds come back. It has been a really nice week around here.