Thursday, 13 February 2014

Looking ahead

Spring is still a little way off, but it's nice to be able to start sowing seeds at last! The lidded plastic fruit containers from the supermarket have had some extra holes added to the bottoms for drainage and been pressed into service as mini-propagators: the lids also help to keep inquisitive doggy noses from poking about in there too. The Evening Primrose and Cape Gooseberries were sown a week ago, and I've just finished sowing a packet of Verbena, ultimately destined for a spot outside the kitchen window. My friend Julie always has a mass of them growing along the edges of her gravelled driveway, which self-seed themselves each year, and I'm hoping mine will eventually do the same.

In the meantime, Archie and Angel continue to show a distinct preference for staying warm and dry indoors to spending much time out of doors ...

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