Posted: 01/03/2016 at 17:08
It's been perisihng today but my garden helper came so gardening it was. We managed an hour clearing newly energetic nettles and other weeds form one bi of border and cutting back old growth on perennials before being driven inside by rain and snow. Having found some forgotten bulbs in the garage we spent a happy hour or two cleaning them and planting them in troughs in the shed and then sorted through my seeds which are now organised under flowers - annual, biennial and perennial; veggies - leafy, roots, fruity such as beans, toms, chillies and cucs and then there's a box for climbers of any sort.
None of this was driven by lunar activity but more by a total absence of sun and an excess of wind and rain. Fingers crossed all those bulbs survive and thrive.
Next gardening job for me is a further sort of seeds into when to sow etc and then finding the best day to take weeping willow cuttings. Was going to do it on Saturday but the fridge door fell off and is dead so I was a bit distracted............
Had to go and buy a new fridge this morning - €350 for a new door or €600 for a whole new fridge. Ludicrous. Bought 3 huge bags of potting compost and some red onion sets while we were out - made me feel better.