I enjoyed the yellow daffodils, especially the arc of Tete-a-tetes, for much of March but sadly that’s coming to an end as the flowers are now fading.
Following these the luminous white variety Thalia are now flowering. As well as the ones in the picture, that I planted last autumn, there are also some in a container. These delightful daffodils are definitely a Flighty’s favourite. I’m not surprised that it’s such a popular variety, and they have a wonderful scent which sadly I can’t enjoy due to my really poor sense of smell.
I spent every morning plotting last week. I planted out the rest of the onions Sturon. The first ones I put in a couple of weeks ago are beginning to shoot.
I also planted out the second early potatoes Charlotte. I was surprised to see that the distinctive purple foliage for the first earlies Red Duke of York is already appearing.
The broad bean Crimson Flowered seeds that I sowed almost three weeks ago only started to appear yesterday. I’d just about given up on them as germination is normally less than two weeks.
On Friday I somewhat half-heartedly turned over the compost heap and was rewarded by finding both of my long lost weeding knives. Yesterday I picked the first handful of rhubarb stems.
Have a good week!