It’s the end of April,

and the plot looks like this. As you can see the flower patch is covered with Flighty’s favourites pot marigold seedlings, which have self-seeded from last year.

Not visible in the above picture are the comfry and raspberry plants all of which are doing well as seen below.

Last week I spent four mornings plotting when I planted the rest of the potatoes.  The first ones I planted a fortnight ago tomorrow are already beginning to show, as are the onions and some of the beetroot seeds.

I also rough cut the grass all round, although it may not look like it looking at these pictures taken this morning.

The perennial cornflower (centaurea montana) has lots flower buds on it.

It’s been damp and dull the past few days and tomorrow the weather forecast is dire with heavy rain, high winds and feeling really cold.  Thankfully it’s looking better after that but I think that it’ll be at least a couple of days before I’m plotting again.

Have a good week!


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29 Responses to It’s the end of April,

  1. CJ says:

    Lovely to see everything looking so green. It was absolutely freezing here today though, hard to believe it’s almost May.

  2. Jenny says:

    Assuming that your weather has been as dire as ours, I think you have performed miracles there, Flighty! 🙂

  3. Jo says:

    It looks like your plot is going to be a riot of colour again this year with all those marigold seedlings and the lovely perennial cornflower. It’s been rather windy here today and cold too, though we haven’t had any rain over the weekend so I shouldn’t complain.

  4. Liz says:

    Your plot is thriving. Well done! Let’s hope May is kinder weather-wise than April.

  5. Sharon says:

    Your plots looks lovely. I braved the cold today but wore my padded overalls – very fetching!

  6. cavershamjj says:

    Centaura! Have some of that appearing in my front garden and could not remember planting it out or what it was. But now you’ve named it I do recall. Cheers!

  7. Glo says:

    Your time plotting is showing 🙂 Everything looks healthy, tidy, and promising. With a couple of cooler days coming up, you’ll be able to relax and wait for the sun and warmer weather to return.

  8. Chloris says:

    Well, it all looks good, you are beautifully up to date so you can keep dry and warm tomorrow.

  9. My marigolds and potatoes are just showing too, but no sign of the beetroots. I have real trouble getting beetrootseeds to germinate. Do you have any tips?

    • Flighty says:

      Cathy that sounds good. I sow beetroot seeds direct and tend to have mixed success. Not really I know that they can take a while to appear, and can be erratic. xx

  10. Julieanne says:

    Your grass looks like mine. It puts it’s head down when you get out the mower, then puts it up again when you have packed it away. You are going to have lots of pretty soon!

  11. snowbird says:

    Your plot is looking utterly pristine! Looks like you will have a gorgeous display of marigolds! Good weather surely has to come soon?xxx

  12. All looking very neat and tidy, it’s been good gardening weather recently which helps. Can’t believe it’s May tomorrow, where is the time going! Have a great week too Mike xx

  13. Jade says:

    Beautiful greens! All of them look so healthy.

  14. Menhir1 says:

    It is surprising that anything is putting on a growth spurt with the way the weather is in the UK. And many parts of Europe are roasting with temperatures well in excess for them at this time of year. Friends living in New Hampshire USA are weary of their weather and have planned a warm weather holdiay. The weather patterns are totally topsy turvy. I hope your plants continue to thrive for you. Xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir I agree, and it has certainly been problematical so far this year. I agree with what you say about the weather and believe that it will continue to be topsy turvy. Thanks. xx

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