Posted: 26/01/2014 at 12:17
At last it has stopped raining in Bristol , still windy but that is drying up the puddles so I should soon be able to don my boots and waterproof coat and open up the cold frame.I like to ventilate it at least for a few hours each day as i have two kinds of sweet peas and five perennials overwintering in there for Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners project. The forecast is for much colder weather to hit us here by Thursday so I want to get fleece and bubble wrap out of the garage too to keep handy in the kitchen. In my raised beds in the potager there are broad beans three feet high, strawberry plants showing flowerbuds and garlic 8inches high, all needing some protection from the cold. This mild weather up till now with plentiful rain has meant everything thinks it is April or March at least!