We haven't just been playing with chickens when we've been out in the garden the last few weeks.
This weekend hubby has been busy clearing my log pile for overwintering hedgehogs that had become more of a branch mountain.
He's been putting loads of branches through the chipper to make mulch.
I planted some potatoes in bags as we are short of space in the veg garden. I planted them with the side with the most shoots uppermost. They are a 'second early' variety called Cosmos. 'Early' and 'second-early' potatoes are ready more quickly than main crop potatoes, but as a result they have smaller potatoes. However, being ready before the main crop potatoes, they are more expensive in the shops, and so are more worthwhile to grow yourself. They are also very tasty fresh out of the ground.
They've been sitting in egg boxes on our windowsill to chit since mid-January.
I also put in a couple of pink primroses after moving a few more primroses from that bed into the one on the other side of the path. In order to make way for them I dug out some Lungwort (Pulmonaria), also known as Soldiers and Sailors, as it tends to take over in damp shady areas.
I think the pink and yellow primroses together look better with this Lenten Rose than all yellow ones.
My broad beans and garlic are up and there was lots of sunshine on Saturday for taking photos.
As the weather had warmed up last weekend, hubby cleared compost from the bin I'd found a frog in a few weeks ago and put down some paving stones as a base for our new wooden compost bin, which he then erected on top of them.