Just before that though, two lovely things to tell: Naomi Schillinger of Outofmyshed blog has kindly sent me a copy of her new book 'Veg Street - Grow Your Own Community', published 7th March. What should have been a quick flick through on Friday evening almost made me late for my Girls Night Out; it's really that good, even for an gardening obsessive like me. I want to give it a proper review post in a day or two but (as I'm heading outdoors now) will say it's beautifully written, extremely well laid out, visually tempting and stuffed full of excellent advice. Have I whetted your appetite? More soon.
Secondly, my tickets for the RHS shows are booked and the first has arrived. I've taken Tuesday off work to pop down to the Horticultural Halls in Victoria, SW1 to visit the RHS Plant and Design Fair. It's my first time but I'm anticipating a good day out!
But for now my garden awaits and I have two cheap mini-cloches from Morrisons to sow lettuce and spinach under. Gotta go!
Oh, and the pink gloves in the photo? New weed and seed gloves bought from Capital Gardens online; they're a tad too big for my hands but the supplier hasn't responded to my calls or emails for an exchange or a return. I used London-based Capital Gardens as they have a garden centre up the road in Highgate which I thought would make life easier. Apparently not. After 2 weeks of one-sided communication, I'm going to give up and use Big Gloves. Naughty Capital Gardens. London readers have been warned.