Who said the winter is a quiet time for gardeners? Well, perhaps I haven’t been gardening every day but I feel I haven’t stopped for breath recently. I have started sowing with Sweet Peas and first seeds but am a week behind this year’s highly organised sowing schedule already! How did this happen? Possibly as the weather has been so wet, (but apparently not as wet as usual – how can that be?), stuck inside the house we decided that some decorating would keep us busy. Well, it always takes longer than you think doesn’t it, always more disruptive and before you know it you should be out in the garden again not finishing off the paint work so you can put the house back to normality?
I did manage to take advantage of Wittypitts field dahlia tuber sale and have several new varieties to try, just where to fit them in…..Seed catalogues are dangerous too at this time of year.
The new workshop area is coming along so looking forward to teaching at this mini flower school area on 19th May and 7th July as well as the private groups people have enquired about.
Last year we had some part time help in the garden over the summer but this year I am looking for someone to help me either in the garden (or both the garden and flower side depending on their skills), for most of the season on a part time basis. If you know of anyone who is passionate about flowers, is interested in being part of the growing British Flowers movement and has an understanding of organic gardening then please get in touch.
These coloured labels are to mark successional plantings – wish me luck as the season gets under way as I will have to remember to label what I have planted (!), for the pen/pencil to still be readable months later and to record what I have done….