Checking my previous notebooks, I see that I had aphids on the roses by this time in previous years. No aphids yet, and lots of beautiful new growth on the roses that the aphids generally love. Well…that is fine by me. I used Roundup on weed patch on the south side of the house. It was really ridiculously out of control.
In previous years I put stepping stones in around now. I put a few in every year, because neither my budget nor my work ethic/energy level is very high. That would be a good project while the ground is still soft. I will go see about getting a few tomorrow maybe.
The daffodils are looking so pretty! I just love them. They are the perfect first flower after winter–well, not technically first–the crocuses come first–but the daffodils put the winter blahs on notice.