Friday, 31st March dawned a little grey but by the time I roused Eldest from his slumbers and drunk my coffee, the sun was out and the day had turned from a pale silver to a wonderful blue. I lingered outside, nursing a fresh mug, quietly wandering through the garden taking pictures of anything that was in flower.
Snakeshead fritillary, hyacinth (last year's indoor festive bulbs)
Ornamental Comfrey, Drumstick primula.
Hosta shoots, primula, Snakeshead fritillary, daffodils.
Eldest and I lingered in the larger potage when I noticed an unwelcome visitor. A rather fat yet obviously hungry wood pigeon. It seemed to me it was doing a preliminary exploration of a future dinner date with my seedlings! We very quickly stretched out two lengths of netting to keep off our greedy feathered friend.
I just love that earthy damp smell the greenhouse exudes once it has been watered.
Red sunflower, rhubarb, lettuce seedling forest,
Swiss chard, Spinach, Rye grass (cat grass)
The more sharp eyed of you will notice a rather densely packed cluster of seedlings ... I had carefully dropped two lettuce seeds into each module, covered them over and watered them. As I lifted the tray up two small but significant events occurred. One of the modules, which must have already a split in it, collapsed losing the soil to the floor. I tried to grab the spoils only to knock the rest of the seeds into the seed tray. Sigh. Ten days later - a small forest of lettuce appeared.
So, today I carefully lifted the clump of lettuce seedlings, soaked them in water until all the potting soil had washed off the tiny tiny roots, split the seedlings a carefully as I could and planted as many as possible. We'll see how many survive.
Ah, Pepper - she's found the rye grass, there's not much left....
Any hoo - that is March done and dusted,
bring on APRIL!
This month's Scavenger Hunt words can be found up on the right hand side of my blog.
- Begins with ... D
- Something seasonal
- Recently finished
- Begins with ... R
- My own choice
Please don't be intimidated by this list - it is not as scary as first impressions,
just enjoy the hunt and remember it does not matter what YOUR interpretations are.
This is the best part - reading your words and seeing your photos,
enjoying the stories you weave and the images you share.
You ALL have such a wealth of words and ideas.
I will post a reminder in a week or so - any queries, just get in contact :)
Remember to think laterally, interpret as YOU fancy,
be it a current photo or a favourite one from your past.
We'll reconvene and post our words and photos on Friday 28th April.