It was glorious weather all week so I planted out all the onion sets, 60 each Sturon and Turbo, and the well chitted seed potatoes, 20/25 each of four varieties.
Here’s the daffodil Rip van Winkle againshown along with the other mini ones, of which the tallest are no more than a foot high, in the long planter.
The hyacinths in the square planter are flowering and when they’ve finished they’ll be replanted out on the plot then I’ll sow an annual, probably linaria maroccana which I have grown before. In the autumn I’ll plant some new bulbs for next spring.
These seedlings have appeared in the past week or so much to my surprise. I think that they are collomia grandiflora, and if they are then the plants that ellie2cats kindly sent me last year did self seed!
Apart from the ever present robins I’ve seen several bumble bees and lots of ladybirds. Off plot I saw my first butterfly of the year on Friday morning, but it was on the wing so I’m not sure what it was. Out front at home I got a good look at a jay for a change, and the pair of blue tits have been flitting to and fro with nesting material the past couple of days.