Friday, 26 March 2010

Spring has sprung

Spring is here. The primroses are out. I love these wild primroses. They do really well and they keep their colour. If you plant these you will soon have them all over your garden, they seem to clump up quickly. Yellow flowers in spring really cheer me up. I'd have a garden full of these if I could.
Look who stuck his head out yesterday. Yes flash has decieded to wake up. Spring is officially here. This is a sure sign that the weather is perking up.
Today he emerged from his hole and had a sniff around.
Then later on this morning he emerged fully.
He looks a bit grumpy but he's had a long sleep and he's an old bloke. Don't judge him. Bet you don't look brilliant in the mornings either.
Hurrah spring is here! Best get planting.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

I've done it, the onions are in! I have dug and scraped about in the dirt until my fingers literally bled. That's dedication for you, or brambles for you actually.

Felt great to get back there doing a bit, although there are too many lovely broad bean plants on other peoples plots for my liking. And did I mention that the dead mouse has gone? It must have been snatched by another animal. See, it does pay to be a coward sometimes.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


Had a look at what I was doing this time last year gardening wise. All my seeds were a lot further advanced than this year. Maybe I was too keen last year though, it has been cold cold cold. My seeds have started emerging though so I am not a total failure. Potatoes are chitting away in the porch too.

Flash the tortoise was also out of hibernation by now, hopefully he will be waking up soon... It's probably the coldest winter he's ever endured so hopefully he will be alright.

Note to self. Must plant onions this week!!!!!