Between now and then

There has been plenty of rain, and wind, during the past week so the ground is now too soggy to do any plotting.   Not that there’s much to do at present as all the compost that I dug out and sieved has been spread over the three vegetable patches.  I’m all ready to start planting and sowing but I won’t do that until late March, weather permitting, when it will be lighter and warmer.

Between now and then I’ve got to check and sort through all the bamboo canes, with most of the eight foot ones needing replacing.  I’ll also be digging out my own compost heap, which I’ve not done for a couple of years.

The yellow crocuses Romance aren’t far off starting to flower, and hopefully they’ll do better than the earlier white Snow Bunting.

The tulips are starting to show, both the red Toronto which are in the ground and yellow Bellona in a container.

It was good to see a pair of robins on the plot one morning.

Next week is looking quite reasonable weather-wise remaining dry, mild and sunny.

Have a good week!


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26 Responses to Between now and then

  1. Debbie says:

    The leaves of those Tulips are every bit as beautiful as the flowers !

  2. menhir1 says:

    It is tempting to say spring is springing. It’s far too soon though. Nevertheless, it must be satisfying to see your seasonal planting pushing through the soil into daylight.. The plants look very happy.


  3. Liz says:

    The tulip leaves are far advanced — are they early bloomers?

  4. Bring on Spring hey Flighty!

  5. Jo says:

    It sounds like you’re all ready for the new growing season to begin, it’s nice to be organised and have all the jobs done in good time. I noticed this morning that my crocuses are just about ready to start blooming too.

  6. Mild and windy here. Looks like spring has started to stir!

  7. CJ says:

    No sign at all of my tulips yet, not sure what’s going on there. I’m working up to sowing some tomatoes, larkspur and sweet peas. I’ve got a good new variety of tomato, a small dark cherry one, that I’m looking forward to trying. I’ll let you know how it goes. Very soggy here too, waterlogged in the fields and down at the football pitch today. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ it’s a bit early for some varieties. Good for you. That tomato sounds interesting. I’m not surprised as there’s been a lot of rain over the past week or so. xx

  8. Jade says:

    The crocuses and tulips look strong and heathy. Hope the weather would be kind to them so we can all enjoy them in bloom ( though only in pictures for us all ). Good luck!
    Thanks and same to you!

  9. snowbird says:

    Lovely to see those tulips, you certainly are ready to go! Let’s hope the weather stays

  10. Chloris says:

    Lovely weather today that will bring on your crocuses and tulips.

  11. We have a few snowdrop clumps, some crocus, and some very early flowering daffodils in bloom.
    The seasons seem to be getting mixed up in recent years. Some go on longer while others start earlier. It’s amazing but nature somehow copes.

    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

  12. Caroline Lessels says:

    Saw some crocuses just about out today, here in Cumbria. We were very lucky when other places had snow in that we had none in theis area. Mind you the Solway Firth is a five minute walk away!

  13. nikkipolani says:

    I’m amazed you’ve still got such warm dry weather.

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