Has Spring sprung?
Well, here I am back from sunny Spain. Last year we arrived back on 28th February, it was much like it is now about 20C and warm and sunny. Then on the 8th March we had about 30cm of snow, so I am keeping my fingers crossed!
I have a lovely display from the forsythia which is in its second year and always a nice spash of colour in early spring. I decided to just have clumps of daffodils around the garden this year and they are looking nice and cheerful as well. I planted up a few pots with tulips and hyacinths because I like the perfume outside my kitchen door, and they are all in bloom.
I have been digging the vegetable patch and the onions and garlic that I planted late last year are all looking good. I have sown my parsnip seeds……which is rather funny because yesterday I dug up the last of the parnips which had been there since my last sowing in March 2010!
Apart from that, lots of things are showing above the earth….. clematis, alium, crocosmia, michaelmas daisy and lots of leaf on the roses. I am a very impatient person and expect May in March, I go about staring at the ground willing things to grow! I am worse than ever this year with it being a new garden. I put in loads of little cuttings and roots last year, which I hope are still sitting under the earth…waiting…waiting….and will burst forth just when I turn my back!
In England I used to spend hours at this time of year sowing seeds and fiddling around in the greenhouse but I don’t have one now and so I just keep looking at the seed packets……..and waiting! I don’t seem to have the success with sowing seeds indoors , I have no window sills or places to put them. So I wait until the weather is more reliable and put them on the patio with polythene over them. They always seem to get too dry or too wet, I can’t seem to find a balance, and I don’t get very good results.
I’m going to have another wander about………
- 26 Mar, 2011
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