Hey buds below ... up is where to grow
Up with which below can't compare with.
Hurry - it's lovely up here ...
Life down a hole takes an awful toll,
What with not a soul there to share with
Hurry - it’s lovely up here!
Wake up, bestir yourself, it's time that you disinter yourself
You’ve got a spot to fill - a pot to fill
And what a gift package of showers, sun and love
You’ll be met above everywhere with,
Fondled and sniffed by millions who drift by,
Life here is rosy - if you’re a posy
Hurry it's lovely here!
Lyrics from the song "Hey buds below" from the 1970 movie "On A Clear Day"
featuring Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand
One of the penalties of having a house that faces a view is the fact that the view is to the south, which means inside the house is generally freezing when compared to outside. For instance, today we have a temperature of 18oC inside and outside it is 24oC.
Perfect weather for all those little plants to pop their heads above ground, or burst out of their winter hibernation. The grape vine has produced new growth on a branch which, to all intents and purposes, looked dead.
|Our grape vine - bursting|
out of itself
...and the baby strawberry plants I captured from last season are coming along nicely.
Even my pomegranate tree is producing buds - it's now entering it's fourth year - perhaps this year I'll be able to harvest some fruit from it?
|Home grown spinach - picked just minutes|
|Creamed spinach and egg with a fresh roll - yummy!|
... he's such a silly man - he doesn't know what he is missing the rest of the time. But I'm working on him...