I DON’T know about the rest of you, but I am quite excited about the prospect of spring just around the corner.
It is lovely to see the daffodils with their happy faces and some blossom trees starting to burst into life to put a smile on your face.
It was also wonderful to see some decent rain.
It is still a little early to feed most things but it is a good idea to make sure you have everything you need when the warm spring days do arrive.
Different plants require different fertilisers, so pop down to the nursery and chat to staff about what your garden may need.
It is also time to apply a dose of fungicide to your fruit trees to help prevent leaf curl. If you have not done this already it is not too late with the final spray being applied at bud swell.
Leaf curl mainly effects peaches and nectarines.
It may seem early to be talking about fruit fly but I recommend putting up traps as soon as the weather begins to warm up. If spring arrives early you want to have some precautions in place to at least help reduce numbers. It pays to be vigilant where fruit fly is concerned.
As the days grow longer it is lovely to be able to spend a little more time in the garden.
Even though it seems like a winter garden is a bit dull it won’t be long before we are enjoying plants waking up from their winter slumber and bursting into fresh new growth.
Enjoy the rain and happy gardening.
MELLOW YELLOW: Daffodils are already starting to make their presence felt in North East gardens.