Pottering and sowing

Although there was plenty of welcome rain during last week I still managed to spend three mornings pottering and sowing.

Most of the daffodils have now finished but these ones in a pot have only just started flowering as I didn’t plant them until the end of last year. Later in the year I shall replant them out on the plot.

There are some narcissus including these white ones Silver Chimes which have at least a handful of  flowers on each stem.

I don’t grow many tulips but do have two groups of these colourful dwarf red ones Couleur Cardinal.

I spent yesterday morning sowing vegetables and flowers. I sowed short, three foot, rows of beetroot Detroit 2 and Golden, mixed salad leaves, spring onion Ishikura and a longer row of leaf beet Rainbow Chard.

I sowed sweet peas Kings High Scent and Spencer Waved Mixed which will grow up the wigwam of eight six-foot bamboo canes that I put up.

A packet of wildflower seeds, along with some chichory(cichorium intybus), was sown in the area around the log pile that I had cleared and prepared some weeks ago.

Tomorrow I hope to be sowing more flowers including calendula/pot marigolds, nasturtiums and a packet pot luck mix, mostly annuals, that I’ve been given, which should be fun identifying as they germinate and grow.

Have a good week!

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...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flyer.
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18 Responses to Pottering and sowing

  1. Jo says:

    My tulips are only just coming in to flower, they haven’t opened up yet. I haven’t done any direct sowing yet, in fact, even the broad beans which I started off in pots are still languishing in the greenhouse. I really must make an effort to get them planted out.

  2. I love that white narcissus – so delicate – I have been busy in the greenhouse and sowing wild flowers outdoors like you – it will be interesting to compare pics later in the year. Enjoy what is left of Sunday.

    • Flighty says:

      Elaine sadly they don’t last long though. I think that lots of people are sowing wild flowers this year so there should be plenty of posts and photos later on. Thanks I spent it mostly sofa flying! xx

  3. Wow, the white narcissus looks so nice and delicate. The tulips are a really vivid colour too ! It’s great to get pottering and sowing. That’s what I am about to do for the afternoon.xx

  4. Ellie says:

    Couleur Cardinal is my favourite tulip – it is such a rich, jewel-like colour. Lovely. I too have sowed some annuals today – Cornflowers, Calendula and Cosmos. Here’s hoping to our germination success. x

  5. nikkipolani says:

    Lovely potterings! I only managed to sow some seeds in peat pots from my seed stash. And roomie and I managed some deadheading fo the roses (which needed it badly after the windstorm last Friday). Everything is growing growing growing. Unfortunately, so are the weeds.

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki thanks. At least you got some things done. With the plot being exposed strong winds are always one of my concerns. It sure is, especially the weeds! xx

  6. Carrie says:

    Oh superb! colour on the plots is a tonic for the soul – loving all the flowers, the bees etc will sure enjoy visitng you for a snack! xx

  7. Karen says:

    I’m looking forward to my little group of tulips flowering, they’re almost ready. I’ve also been sowing spring onions at the allotment and chard in the garden. I do like the white daffs, very pretty name too x

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Great blog! With the wildflower seeds, is there much preparation to do in advance? Our cat has his own bit of garden at the front of the house and we wanted to scatter some wildflower seeds there but didn’t know if we needed to clear it a bit first?

  9. Doris says:

    I have been amazed by the abundance of flowers here at the Montreal Botanical Gardens. Only a few tulips so far though but a few more days of warm weather and it will be a riot of colours!

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