Helen's Garden Renovation Project

Tuesday 5 March 2013

First day of spring

Filed under: Brimstone butterfly,Progress — Helen @ 3:46 pm

Today was the warmest day of the year so far, and I decided that it was the first day of spring because I saw my first brimstone butterfly of the year.

Yesterday and today I was able at last to get on with mortaring the log effect stepping stones in place. As these are about a third of the size of the square ones, it was a much easier job. As the great tits shrieked, “Teacher! Teacher!” I laid four stones over the two days. It was quite hard to get a good picture because it was so sunny, but here’s my best effort.

First four log-effect stepping stones

First four log-effect stepping stones

The black plant trays are there so I could put them on top of the stepping stones after photographing them. This reminds me not to walk on them. I find it very hard to remember otherwise. It’s possible that tomorrow may be another dry day, and I may be able to get another two in place, and then I will be more than halfway there. I am so looking forward to being able to plant things in the area.

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