Much the same

The weather has been much the same as last week so I’ve been mostly plot pottering, and it’s really been a case of just ticking over. This morning the wind was particularly chilly, and it started spitting with rain intermittently, so I came home early for a welcome cup of tea and a couple of biscuits.

At home suitable windowsill space to start plants off in pots is limited so I’ve been double checking what I’ll be doing and when. I’ll be sowing some some flowers including cosmos and sunflowers along with the tomatoes in a week or two. The cucumbers and sweetcorn will follow in late April.

Looking out of my living room window I can see this flowering skimmia japonica Rubella.

It provides welcome colour and interest among the mostly mundane plants in the communal garden.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

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20 Responses to Much the same

  1. Jo says:

    I think this time of year is the calm before the storm, it’s a case of just waiting now before sowing starts in earnest and then it’s busy, busy, busy. I’ve already started my tomato seeds off, they’ve just started poking through the soil.

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  2. CJ says:

    Yes, limited windowsill space here as well. I have commandeered the odd bedroom. Just potted up a new dahlia – creme de cassis – but that will be outside in the mini greenhouse. Fingers crossed for no more frost! CJ xx

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  3. menhir1 says:

    Restricted germinating space is a useful discipline for not over-providing for your plot. I guess if you wanted to be more creative, you would find a number of ways in which to maximise the use of your window sills. Not doing so, also gives you an option for ripening your tomatoes when necessary. There’s an up side to most things! xxx

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  4. Doris Potter says:

    Lovely photo! Have a good weekend too. 🙂

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  5. nikkipolani says:

    Oh, that skimmia is very interesting indeed!

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  6. Liz says:

    The skimmia is lovely! What a feast for your eyes when you look out of your window. How long is it in bloom?
    Good luck with the indoor plants.
    We’ve had rounds of rain this past week. More tonight. 63F (17C) today, so I’m not complaining!

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    • Flighty says:

      Liz it sure is, on both counts. I’m not sure, I’ll try to remember to let you know.
      Thanks.
      There’s some here, but not much. I wish that it was a bit warmer here. xx

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  7. Andy Randall says:

    Grey, dull, windy and wet. Very boring weather, struggling to get in my daily walk or doing anything in the garden. I haven’t even started any seeds indoors. Time to buck up my ideas! I think weather is improving soon! Enjoy your weekend xx

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    • Flighty says:

      Andy and chilly as well, all slightly depressing. I agree, and I’m not surprised. Don’t worry, it’s still early days for sowing indoors. Let’s hope so. Thanks, and you too. xx

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  8. Very chilly here in Bedfordshire, cold winds that get right in your bones! I’m yet to sow tomatoes which I will start very soon. Enjoy your weekend xx

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  9. snowbird says:

    The weather is always unpredictable at this time of the year, even more so given climate change. That skimmia is ahead of mine, it seems you are always a couple of weeks warmer and ahead of us northerners. xxx

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  10. So nice to see the skimmia.
    I’m hoping we may enjoy some warmer spring-time days soon.

    All the best Jan

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