One thinks of gardening as a peaceful pursuit so why do the words 'seek and destroy' so often describe what I find myself doing out there..?!
Everything is looking rather tired and quiet out there at the moment. I think all the frost and snow has put things back. We have loads of snowdrops, but the daffodils are only just putting their heads above the ground - way behind where they usually are by now.
I'm planning to convert most of the upper garden into a cherry orchard. The Tamar Valley is a famous cherry growing area, and I already have one cherry tree that's doing really well, so I'm planning to take out that annoying Golden Delicious apple tree that's never done anything useful, and a few of the less attractive shrubs, and replace with some heritage Tamar Valley cherries, and also some heritage North Devon Mazzard cherries. With a bit of luck they will reduce the amount of lawn mowing needed, look good in blossom and I might even get some fruit off them.