Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Following on from the crocus, which are still blooming beautifully, are these Iris Reticulata. I'm not sure of the variety, but I think it's Gordon. These are supposed to be an early flowering bulb, so it shows just how far behind we are as they've only just started flowering now. These are another pretty flower, one which I haven't grown before, though I do love Irises so I'm sure they'll be another regular now.
The tomato seeds which I sowed last Monday have already started to germinate, they're so much quicker when they're put in a heated propagator. The only variety I'm waiting on are Tangella, but there's plenty of time yet. At the beginning of March, I sowed some peas - Early Onward, leek - Autumn Giant 2 Argenta and sweet pea - New Horizons Mix. They were left in the cold greenhouse and I didn't hold out much hope for them with the cold temperatures we experienced throughout March, but they've all started to germinate. It just shows what happens when we're blessed with a little warmer weather.
Hubby spent an hour at the allotment yesterday doing a bit of digging, and he's hoping to get down there again later on today. It's made such a change this weekend having a bit of sunshine, let's hope that the weather is on the turn now and we're in for some warmer temperatures.
Don't forget that today is the last day to enter my Four Year Anniversary Giveaway if you haven't already done so. You've got until midnight to leave a comment on the appropriate post, and I shall be picking a winner at random during the coming week.
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.