Tuesday, 27 March 2012

27th March

The weather just keeps on getting better. 18.5 yesterday, nearly 20 today. Such amazing sunshine for this time of year. With a hosepipe ban around the corner we really could use a little more rain though, just a little.The weather for the end of March has been truly spectacular. As they say, "in like a lion, out like a lamb" and so it would appear to be very lamb like.

My greenhouse is bursting at the seams. 70 plus Petunias, 120 or so Geraniums, several different varieties of Tomatoes, including Alicante, Roma and Moneymaker. 40 or more Aquilegia mixed and pure white. Some Trailing lobelia in shades of blue aswell as 20 Gazanias and 40 or so Aster, both single and double head flowers.

Saturday and Sunday were spent sowing yet more seeds, I have many spaces to fill. Well in my head I think I have many spaces to fill :) I hope my fences are elastic and then everything should just fit in. I decided on a new variety of Sunflower this year called Earthwalker, they are shades of bronze and chocolate so should add a bit of height and interest, I also sowed my favourite Cosmos Sea shell and Sarah Ravens white species, along with some Brachycome, some were from free seeds on a garden magazine and other's were from Granny P's garden. I wonder which ones will appear first.
This photograph of these two happy Goldfinches has to be included as I have waited ages to get a good shot ( in my opinion) of these stunning birds. They stayed on the feeder for a good ten minutes flinging Nyger seeds all over the place. Such a wonderful sight.

Anyway I must go and make the most of the sunshine, which will probably involve the garden swing and quick nap :)

happy gardening

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