Monday, 22 March 2010

Starting to grow...

Some of my seeds sprouting merrily in the lean-to:


Goldensweet Mange Tout

Lettuce (Webbs)

Flowers opening all of a sudden, just this past week:


Miniature Daffs

Some sort of violet that grows rampant in this garden, anyone know the name?


And this year's first posy from my garden.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Finally, spring!

A hellebore, the first thing to flower other than primroses.

Ha ha, pigeons! Try eating my purple-sprouting broccoli now! I disgracefully left these unprotected all winter and the pigeons took a great fancy to them. What with that and the weather, they're in a bit of a sorry state. I have belatedly netted them...

Likewise the fleece has come too late for winter protection, I was very remiss, but is there now to provide a bit of catch-up protection, and shelter from the pesky pigeons.

The grapevine, pruned. Not that I really know what I'm doing, but it's supposed to fruit on year-old wood, I think, so I left plenty of branches from last year. Not too many, I hope? Many thanks to the Lone Hunter - the landlord next door, who provided such an unsociably high fence, for me to fasten the vine against. His poor tenants won't get much light in their garden, but I think my grapevine will be very happy.


December: the nice light kind...

and January: not so light.