|It's hard to believe that this is a Tulip. I'm afraid I must have recycled the packet which said what its name was, but what a stunner!|
|A view of the right hand side of my garden with wildlife pond still full of tadpoles and newts. I am out weeding there this week, having a tidy up. It will soon be absolutely full of Aquilegias in full flower.|
|This is one of our "original" strays, Amber, who has been with us about 8 plus years now. She came to us after the lady who owned her (and Snowy and Timmy) moved to her daughters. The cats were just abandoned. Snowy and Timmy are dead now, sadly.|
I have to say that the new format of Blogger is annoying me, as I can no longer write my blog posting as I load photos. I can only do one or the other. I can't seem to move things around either.
The seeds and young plants I have "growing" are on a go slow as we have had a real return to winter following the lovely warm week a month or so ago. As we walked round town yesterday, you'd have thought it was February and not nearly May. We are back to wearing 5 layers indoors and 6 out, and the house has sunk back to 13 degrees C again (about 55 deg. F) which is NOT comfortable. We are still having to light the wood burner each evening and have an oil radiator on if we are in the sitting room during the day. In fact, if we had the oil, we'd have the central heating on . . .
So, all plans of having well-grown plants and seedlings to sell at car boot sale have been scuppered. Only those folk with polytunnels are able to provide those at the moment. Of the things grown from seed, only the Coriander are performing as I expected. The Purple Basil has germinated and then not grown another fraction, and I lost other seedlings to a very frosty night which decimated those trays at the top of my tray stack in my little plastic greenhouse. So I am having to start over. Such is life.