I haven’t any finished craftiness to talk about, mostly because we’ve had some beautiful weather which I just had to spend in the garden and at the allotment. I took a few photos last week which I didn’t post, so here they are. I love to look back and see the difference just a couple of weeks make. This is the first time I’ve overwintered broadbeans in the greenhouse. Happily, a huge bee visited the other evening and I watched it pollinate these flowers, so fingers crossed.
These are the sweetpeas I worried about – they’re just fine, now hardening off ready to be planted soon.
The tomatoes are getting too big for their boots again. I was hoping not to have to pot them on for a third time, but I think I’ll have to because they won’t go in the unheated greenhouse for several weeks.
I’ve spent a lot of time pricking out seedlings, not my favourite job but it has to be done. They’re struggling a bit in the over-hot greenhouse and need a lot of juggling around to keep them in the shade – I’m considering applying some cool-glass but it seems ridiculous in April. I guess I should just exercise common sense and do it before any more scorch off. The seedlings are mostly perennials which I’ve not really done before but I’m looking for something more permanent than the annuals I usually use to fill the garden. If I don’t repeat today’s trick of dropping two full trays, things should go well.