Winter, Spring, Winter again??

DSC_0261 - CopyWell its really difficult to know what to do with regards to the  nursery plants. About this time of year we would be in full swing re-potting, splitting plants and in full seed sowing production. So far, with the weather this year, we’ve tended to be rather cautious but as they say time is marching on and we have so much to do we decided to make a start on the splitting and re-potting. Cue doom and gloom warnings from weather forecasters ( amateur and professional) , well we’ll just have to see whether or not these dire predictions apply to us here in the Midlands.

As meteorological spring starts on 1st March we’ll keep fingers crossed and carry on regardless, much like the bee just visible in this snowdrop!


DSC_0251It’s still really cold and wet here but regardless of the weather, or maybe because of it, I’ve given in to temptation and have started ordering plants and more dahlia tubers for this year. We ordered our seeds a while ago and most have arrived and are waiting to be sown but from nowhere I just got the urge to try sweet peas this year so have now had to make another seed order! My history with   isn’t very good, I don’t think I look after them properly, but inspired by Monty Don’s lovely white ones he grew last year for his son’s wedding I’m going to have another go.

Watch this space !!