Sunday, 9 March 2014

Wall-to-wall Sunshine

Such a beautiful day and 17°! So we had a very lovely few hours on the site joined by fellow plotholders, butterflies and bees! We saw large numbers of tortoiseshells and brimstone butterflies.
Tortoiseshells on Dead Nettle
Jamie finished working through the onion plot so that's ready and waiting for our sets to be delivered. I cleared all the dead growth from the strawberry plants and transplanted a couple of runners which had been pegged out in the autumn.
The raised bed is clear of weeds and moss now so I can start sowing some salad - will have to wait till next weekend, at the earliest, though. It may have felt like Summer but it soon goes chilly when the Sun gets low. No evenings on the plot for us yet!

This moss against the blue sky and sunshine is fiery!
By the way, if you saw my post from yesterday... Summer seems to be the time to propagate herbs from cuttings and the cuttings should be ~10cm, not ~4cm like mine. Caroline (a plotholder) told me that rosemary can be rooted in water - well, I can try that if my potted cuttings fail...
 

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  1. Yes a truly magical day, birdsong, massive bumblebees, butterflies and great for weeding. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. And hopefully you got to show off your suntan too :-)

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  2. Love the colours on the mossy photo

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    1. So pretty aren't they? I think the moss may be dying back and it's in like it's autumnal colours

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  3. It's so lovely to follow your garden progress. But I get trouble to leave a comment. This is for the third I get trouble to leave a comment on your newest post. Have a nice weekend

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