weekly photo challenge: reward

Over at la petite maison bijoux, caroline has been blogging about our recent work in the garden. Busy, busy!

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Bilberry and Birch

I’m certainly not casting any clouts just yet, but we have had some dry sunny days over the past couple of weeks, so we’ve taken the opportunity to start work in the garden. There’s a lot to do at this time of year, some of which should probably have been done last autumn, but never mind.

We’ve been clearing beds, weeding and mulching, cutting back the remains of last year’s perennials (I like to leave them over the winter to provide some structure), hacking down brambles, and even sowing some broad bean seeds in the propagator.

It can be hard going at this time of year, but the rewards are tremendous. Beautiful flowers and soft fruit in the summer, then delicious fruit and vegetables well into the autumn.

I’ll just remind myself of that as I rub my aching back.

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