The sun was so warm on Sunday it felt like Spring! The plants looked like they were drinking up every last drop of sunshine. Although in the shade it was still very much Winter and a reminder that I mustn’t get carried away and plant lots of seeds outside just yet.
Scott’s Mum gave us three crocosmia bulbs last year and said they would spread. They flowered, went to seed and now we have about ten sprouting up. The slugs had a good munch on the young shoots but thankfully didn’t eat all of them.
I planted some leftover crocus bulbs along the garden path. If you look closely you can see petals on the one on the right. I’ve never planted crocus before so I’m looking forward to seeing them to flower!
I love seeing these Hebe leaves in the sun. This shrub has stayed so green and healthy looking all Winter, it’s one of my favourite plants in the front. It won’t flower for another four months or so yet but it’ll be worth the wait.
I attempted to prune the rose bush like a pro this year. After watching several YouTube videos I declared myself an ‘amateur expert’ and went outside wielding a pair of secateurs. But just like last year, all I really managed was head scratching. I just can’t figure out which bits to cut! Saying that, I did take a few bits off but I think it was more of a tickle than a good hair cut.
Indoors, our windowsill herbs have been reaching out for some sun. It’s a miracle they germinated in such a cold, drafty place.
The beautiful weather on Sunday made me realise I needed to get my butt into gear and finally order some seeds. I bought: Painted Lady sweet peas (scented), sweetcorn, French dwarf beans, Cosmos and Papaver Nudicaule (orange, yellow and cream poppies). The compost should arrive just in time for our February sowings. Yippeeee! Bit of a change from the snow last week!