I know that it’s Easter Sunday but I was slightly surprised to find that I was the only person on the allotments this morning, especially given the time of year and that it was quite reasonable weather.
I really just pottered doing some hoeing and weeding. I also removed the Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria) from the stone feature as it was looking very ragged. I’m now pondering what to grow in it’s place.
I was pleased to see that a few of the annual California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) have over wintered and are showing signs of new growth. I’ll be sowing more later this month including the variety Alba which has creamy-white flowers.
The narcissi Toto that I planted in a container are starting to flower while the other, all-white, variety Petrel are still furled up.
The highlight of my morning was seeing a blue tit fly onto and then, all too quickly, off the dog rose. It’s been a long time since I last saw one of these delightful, always busy, little birds on the plot.
Have a good week!
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