What a glorious afternoon we've had today (yesterday was not up to much) and Alan jumped at the chance of getting out in the sunshine and helping out in the garden. First, all the weeds had to be dug out of the garden, this took some time and Mrs Stones was very grateful to have Alan to help her. We have had a very dry couple of weeks, so next Alan lent a paw watering the thirsty plants.
After Alan had finished the gardening, he had time to admire the plants that are in full bloom. I wonder if anybody out there knows what Alan is looking at here?
Here, Alan is looking at some strawberry plants that have just started to grow again after winter. Mrs Stones has been advised to put broken eggshells around the plants, can anybody work out why?
She would also really appreciate any handy hints to help these strawberry plants grow really well, as she is looking forward to enjoying some juicy strawberries later in the year.