A Frosty Morning
The beautiful frosted leaves on the Euphorbia robbiae…
And on the arums and lamiums…
And on the foxgloves…
And even the tiny primrose …
So nothing for it-we need to think about spring and ordering seeds.
A list at the front of my gardening journal is growing a pace based on new varieties and rave reviews from other growers. Thus far it contains:
Tall Purple Podded Peas from Pennard Plants
La Diva cucumber a climber
Oregon Sugar Pod peas
White Silver 2 AGM chard
Munchkin climbing squash from Sarah Raven
Burpees Golden beetroot
Beetroot Mixture to include Chioggia, Detroit, Egyptian Flat and others found in Poundland
Any recommendations would be gratefully received.
I was moaning to a friend how much I’d love a potting shed last week and he said ‘but you already have one don’t you, that huge garden shed with windows down one side?’ I’d considered it once before but was daunted by the quantities of old paint tins and ancient DIY items that tend to get shoved in and ignored. But thinking about it there’s probably just about enough sun on the window side and there’s a huge bench along the length there for potting up seedlings protected from the elements. So highly motivated I plan to clean the windows and to drastically reduce the contents over the next few weeks.
A pot of lovely Daffodil Tete a Tete is cheering up the kitchen. These were emerging through a hydrangea and hardly visible so I lifted them as a clump to remind me that spring was not too far away. Oh and the ornithologist from next door called in…