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to show have been the pumpkins sown in pots on the windowsill, swiftly followed by the brassicas.And even the early potatoes are showing a few leaves above the soil, which means my next job is a good session of earthing up.
them swiftly to their new home, firming the soil around the roots with my boot as I backfill the hole. I always water the roots thoroughly afterwards, although sometimes when it's raining I'm not sure it's necessary.
. That was swiftly followed by a sudden warm spell bringing in steady rain. And when I say steady I mean it! The balmy Mendip Hills are, like Ireland, soft and green and lush - perfect for fattening the dairy cows whose milk makes the original Cheddar cheese produced