Posted: 02/04/2013 at 07:54
Well as I was suffering from the lurgy, expeditions into the garden were limited to when my OH wasn't keeping an eye on me , but I did have a quick wander around - my autumn sown broad beans are looking great, very happy with those. The earliest sown row of Swiss Chard has survived the winter (we've even had a couple of pickings off it) but the later sown is looking pathetic. I've looked hard to see if there are any buds swelling on the new pear and gooseberry bushes, but it was probably wishful thinking
In the flower borders some little dark purple Wanda primroses are smiling, as are the wild ones. The blue pulmonarias are budding up, but the white one is only just peeking through the soil. Some tubs of crocuses are looking amazing, and the Fritillary Imperialis is shooting up.
Under the forcing pot, the rhubarb will soon give me a third picking.
And yes, as well as wandering and looking I did actually do something - I've taken some pelargonium cuttings and started my tomato seeds of in a windowsill propagator on the dining room windowsill.
I prophesy that the weather will warm up around 20th April fingers very crossed !!!