Sunday, 21 March 2010

First Day of Spring

Today the 1st undergardener and I started our seed sowing in earnest. Toms and salads and caulis and peas and peppers and onions and marigolds and rudbeckia and rhubarb planted and clematis planted and  raspberry canes planted and dahlias coming out of our ears. Mr. Lidl has a lot to answer for.

Interspersed with plenty of  tea. (The shadows are the washing on the line, bliss.)
Dearly beloved turned the compost bless him. And we noticed the catkins on the hazelnut for the first time..

 My brother and his wife and lovely family came for tea, so it has been a good day. I hope yours was happy too.


  1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I too love Ma Larkin, and I adore watching and reading The Darling Buds Of May. Do you watch Lark Rise?
    We also shop at Lidl, and I have noticed alot of seeds in there that are tempting me very much, lol.
    Looks like you had a wonderful Sunday. We did too, I'll be blogging about it later today perhaps.
    Speak soon, love Melanie xxxx

  2. It sounds like you had a busy day. 1st undergardener is concentrating very hard at labelling those seeds correctly, I could do with her here, I'm always forgetting the labels. We spent some time at the allotment yesterday, it was a lovely day.

  3. Sunday was such a beautiful day - you're off to a good start - must get my seeds in.

    It much be lovely to be part of such a big family, do you all keep in contact?

    Hope your week's going well - very rainy here today - xxx