But things are definitely on the move again. A couple of weekends with skies like this:
…encouraged a Spring tidy up (despite bitterly cold winds!). For me, it was an awesome Eureka!-type moment to discover that my Raab actually has little broccoli type florets (a feat attributable to nature rather than nurture):
And, if you'll just humour me for a tiny second, allow me to show off a little:
(need to plant more very very soon. This lot will not be enough!)
(Baby spinach at the moment, yum.)
And, at the end of the day, a few beetroots, spring onions (a bit weather-beaten) and parsley destined for the cooking pot.
So now we have new parsley shooting through with room to breathe, white onions, red onions, garlic, spinach, kale, raab, blue radishes. Peas, French beans and Broad Beans have been started off indoors. Sweet Peas (for colour, scent and structure - free from Gardener's World!) likewise. The mini-orchard will be budding soon - can't wait! - and the blueberries are potted up in lovely Morroccan blue glazed pots which we scooped up at bargain reduced prices Last Winter. (Haha - said as if it was sooo long ago!)
This time last year I wouldn't have said I was that interested in veg gardening (perhaps a few herbs) but now I think I may be getting a teeny bit obsessed. Seed catalog(ue)s abound and I'm subscribing to the aforementioned Gardeners' World (good old Tesco points) and occasionally treating myself to the entirely gorgeous, inspirational (and aspirational) Gardens Illustrated.
Anyway, if I can tear myself away from thoughts and deeds of planting, I hope to be back with you all on a more regular basis. See you soon!