Sunshine, Blue Skies and Frost
Lots of lovely hellebores are out and my favourites the deep plums and frilly pinks are sitting pretty in these celadon green vases. The cut stems were seared for 60 seconds on the gas flame to stop them drooping which seems to have worked since this is day three.
Up the steps to the front door the Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’ is flowering through the railings and looks relatively perky after the heavy frost overnight.
More broad beans ‘The Sutton’ have been sown and are in the heated propagator. As soon as these are through the compost the peas sown a week or so ago, and showing no signs of germination, will be brought on with some gentle heat. The potatoes are chitting well and will be planted out in mid-March.
On the allotment the old raspberries have been lifted in preparation for levelling the ground ready for the walk in poly-greenhouse. And two rows of Autumn Bliss and two rows of Malling Jewel are now planted in the new raspberry bed and mulched with well-rotted compost.