Saturday saw us having an actual warm day. Sunshine and everything – it’s been so long we had forgotten what it was like. Timely though, as our son wanted to do some gardening and we had given him a patch of land to plant and keep as he liked. Not only did this make him very happy, but less lawn to cut cannot be a bad thing. He set to and cleared his patch and is making big plans.
Meanwhile we have been expanding the veg beds in the garden, with a view to having less in the remaining land and thus more grazing. The beds are taking shape nicely, and himself always says they look their best without vegetables messing up their appearance!
And, worryingly, this might be the case it is so cold it would just be wrong to sow many things yet – I made a note last year to sow squash seeds by mid April – but that seems a fantasy at the moment. As it is I have tomato seedlings shivering in the propagators. The forecast is for milder wetter weather and we could do with some to get the grass growing – and to think in previous years we have had the sheep shorn by now!