It wasn’t quite the sunshine day we were promised but it was relatively warm and it didn’t rain so that was good enough for me! Really lovely Saturday, starting with a lie-in and coffee in bed followed by breakfast out at a garden centre near where we live.
I’d spotted some hellebores for sale and really wanted to add another one to the garden – this one was my favourite:
I had just the place in mind for it so straight in it went. We also had a quick look on the
reduced shelf and were absolutely delighted to pick up this mahonia for £1.50 – what a bargain! The colours are stunning and I’m hoping it will like its new spot in our garden.
More bargain hunting then as I was on a roll – wanted some colour to tide us over until
summer kicks in, so these gorgeous flowers from the reduced section fitted the bill. They are all now in situ, some in the front flower bed (after I pulled up dozens of chives to make room, how on earth have they found themselves in my flower bed?) others filling a few gaps in pots and troughs and I’ve made up a hanging basket with the pansies.
Once everything was planted, it was time to look at my seedlings – the marigolds have come up well so they went into my little pots, two trays filled so that’s 40 plants if they all survive. The stock seedlings look quite healthy but I’m going to give them another week. Also potted up yet more chilli peppers – I’d sown some more as I thought the previous ones weren’t going to germinate but now they’ve all popped up.
Nothing to be seen from my cucumbers, coriander, nasturtiums or leeks yet, but plenty of time…
I’ve now filled up the bit of greenhouse staging in the dining room:
Now, what can I sow next…?
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Plenty of lovely colour.