Finally above freezing with a bit of sunshine – time to pull out the electric hedge clipper!
Still plenty of cover for birds, but we’ve gained a tidier-looking hedge, visual interest, a better view of the pond and more space for woodland plants. Maud approves:
Anders wielded the clippers, and I followed with the loppers and the rake.
Apart from that, not much happening. Still waiting for Chiltern (grrr), but we ordered another dozen seed catalogs to keep us occupied. The ground is still frozen solid, but there are a few signs of life. Swelling buds on the willows:
And the usual ravenous horde of birds – tits, chaffinches, bramblings and blackbirds: