Saturday, 30 April 2005

First swifts

Planted out sweet peas, brussels and cabbages . Dianthus and dahlias moved to coldframe. Potted on antirrhinums and rudbekias. Lovely growing weather, apple tree blossom is coming out, saw the first swifts over the site. Harvested the last leeks and broccoli spears - eating the leaves now!

In the greenhouse

This is how the greenhouse was looking today:

Saturday, 23 April 2005

Full Moon

More sowing in the greenhouse - runner and french beans, sunflowers. Got a few brassicas and lettuce out into the coldframe. Started pinching out antirrhinums, cosmos and dianthus. Mulched broad beans with garden compost. Spread fish,blood and bone over areas yet to be sown/planted.

Mulching broad beans

Saturday, 16 April 2005

Cracking on

Did some pricking out and potting up, planted out main crop spuds and sowed another row of peas. Dug and mucked trenches for runner beans and sweet peas. Sowed some annuals outside. Busy potting on for a little while most evenings - brassicas, lettuce, flowers. Spring days: everything leafing up, little birds dashing about, the light!

Saturday, 9 April 2005


Started harvesting the purple sprouting today:

Saturday, 2 April 2005

In the potting shed

Pricking out antirrhinums:

The last winter parsnips

Can't complain about the size of these: