I do like to get the little foxes outside as much a possible, gardening is one of our pleasures. But this year, until the last week or so, it has been quite a feat to maintain my enthusiasm for the Great British outdoors, thanks to our miserable weather.
The tomato seedlings above are in the studio at the moment, where I've discovered a use for some of those uneven pegs that were rejected from the last Crafty Boxes, (see here for my post). The little foxes and I did most of the initial seed sewing in the garden a couple of weeks ago when there was a brief break in the weather.
We have an allotment. We waited for over a year before being offered a large plot next to the gate house to the manor house in the village. We are very fortunate that it is a large plot backing onto fields and separate to the rest of the allotments in the village that are opposite the church. It makes it much more relaxing for me and my loud, rambunctious family to not feel like we are disturbing anyone else.
We started our seeds a little late this year, but now that they are under way this week we've been seeing things really springing to life in our greenhouse.
In the greenhouse we have;
and various types of cucumbers, courgettes and squash. While in the ground there are our potatoes, broad beans and a few remaining onions.
After our late snow and harsh frosts I am still a little nervous of planting anything else straight into the ground. But his Friday the weather was so good, we had to make a quick watering trip. As we had the camera with us, Una took some pictures of the spring flowers. This is my favourite, beautiful bluebells: