It’s mid April…

and I’m well pleased with how I’m doing, and the plot is looking, at the moment.

Tuesday and yesterday I planted out the second early potatoes Charlotte, and this morning I planted the main crop variety Desiree.  That’s another job ticked off the list.

There’s been no significant rain for about a month so last week and again today I did some watering, which I’ve never had to do this early before.


It won’t be long before the perennial cornflower (Centaurea montana) is flowering.


I was taking a photo of the red edged leaves of the rose Pretty Lady when I noticed this flower bud!   In recent years it started blooming in mid-May but could well be even earlier this year.


If the weather warms up a bit and there’s no overnight frosts forecast I may start to sow some annual flowers next week.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

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18 Responses to It’s mid April…

  1. Andy Randall says:

    Your plot is a credit to you and your hard work. It looks so good. I’ve been watering seeds in the garden, seems crazy in April! My Rose Super Trooper has two little buds and cornflowers are very close to flowering. Have a good weekend Mike. Our weather is apparently going to be nice and sunny, though still rather cold. Xx


  2. Liz says:

    Oh , how great that plot of yours looks! Would you like to come and do some weeding for me?!!


  3. menhir1 says:

    Very satisfying. Hope all the planting goes well. xxxx


  4. Doris Potter says:

    I love how green everything is becoming on your plot. We’re just getting some rain here after weeks of sunshine and although rainy days are not fun, I’m glad everything is getting a good soaking.


  5. The rose leaf edges are lovely! Xx


  6. CJ says:

    It’s all looking beautifully neat and very green. That rose is absolutely amazing, it must flower for six months of the year. Hope you have a good weekend. Still all frosty here in the mornings, so no tender plants out yet. CJ xx


  7. nikkipolani says:

    Wow, that is early for your rose! Here’s to more cornflowers than ever. The plot looks very tidy and well prepared for the season.


  8. Looking good! It’s been such a dry April, we’re not used to it, but unfortunately we’re still getting frosts. Nice to see things beginning to progress elsewhere though


  9. snowbird says:

    Goodness, a rosebud already! Great to see the potatoes going in. I need to plant more too. It’s been horribly dry here too, my pond has actually dried up, I’ll have to get the hosepipe on it


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