Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
I planted my spring bulbs in containers back on the 10th of November. They were a little late going in, so I was starting to worry that they weren't going to flower, especially when I saw lots of pictures on other people's blogs of their wonderful displays weeks ago. These are crocus - Cream Beauty, and what beauties they are. Such a wonderful buttery yellow colour. I first saw pictures of this variety on some blogs last year and fell in love with them, they're not the bright, in your face, yellow of many crocus varieties, they're much more subdued and I love them. They came in to flower on Easter Sunday, what a fabulous Easter gift.
I didn't get much gardening done over the Easter weekend as we were busy most of the time doing other things. Hubby managed to get down to the allotment and do a bit of digging, so another bed is now ready to plant up. The only thing I managed to do was to sow my tomato seeds. The varieties I've gone for this year are Ferline, Totem, Tangella, Gardener's Delight, Costoluto Fiorentino and San Marzano. I may start another couple of varieties too, as I'd like to have more bush type tomatoes this year which I can grow on the patio. Totem is dwarf bush type, so will be ideal to grow this way, but I'd like another variety or two. The seeds were sown in my heated propagator so shouldn't take too long to germinate, and by the time they're pricked out and have been growing for a little while on a sunny windowsill, I'm hoping that the weather will have warmed up. I also sowed a pot of spring onions - White Lisbon, and they're residing in the greenhouse.
We've had some sunny spells over the last few days, but it's still very cold. There's now news reports that we could have a heatwave in May, well, not before time is what I say.
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I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.