Sunday, March 25, 2012

Summer!

Well, it’s not actually but it certainly feels like it!  It’s been a sunny, warm, gorgeous weekend of light breezes and huge blue skies.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos until I was heading home this evening at ten to eight, so you’ll have to take my word for it.

In between having a mini-barbeque and the first 99 of the year, I sowed lots of seeds – some beans, romanesco, cucumbers, melons – and potted on marigolds and tomatoes and peppers.  My mother earned her lunch by potting on about 50 sunflowers into bigger trays.  I’m not sure where we’ll put them all but it will become clear in time.

A few pots got evicted to make space in the poly; I bit the bullet and planted out two types of peas (‘Twiggy’ and ‘Irish Green Pea’) and also the geraniums which overwintered really well and are even flowering.  I’m betting on no more frost, so fingers crossed I’m right.  The maincrop spuds are in the ground now too – ‘Black Bog’, ‘Butes’, ‘Great Scot’, ‘Purple Mystery’ and ‘Roosters’.

It’s been amazing weather – but dare I say it, we could do with a drop of rain…


the view over the estuary as I was leaving


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