Saturday, 31 March 2012

March in our world

End of March in the Garden

March has ended with a mini heat wave, far warmer than it ought to be for the time of the year. Very nice to see some sunshine though.

Parkside Open Garden

Another NGS Open Garden - Parkside

1.1/4 Acre of Woodland and spring flowers and bulbs, with vegetable garden and cordon fruit trees.

I wish you could smell these.

We enjoyed seeing the cordon fruit trees and the veg garden

The park which gives the garden its name

This is the bottom of the garden.

Gaddesby Open Gardens

The first visit of the year to open gardens.

Nice entrance to the garden, it was very well thought out when you think that this is simply the bit down the side of the house. Usually a section not thought about.

Such a simple path.

Nice idea. It worked as well, in that I can't see any gaps!

Nice place to sit with coffee and cake, or wine.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Very Early March in the Garden

Lots of promise of things to come. It looks abit damp as well.

Lots of gaps at the moment.

This bit is always damp and in the shade, the ground elder which you can see comes from next door. I don't think these much we can do about getting rid of it, apart from to move house.

Yum Yum

Seed Sowing in March

I am very very behind with blogging this month. I've been sowing seeds. We don't have a greenhouse, otherwise I'd sow even more! but we do have windowsills which are almost as good.

I really must make a note not to sow the whole packet of seeds, otherwise you end up with this lot.

I bought these petunia plants as plugs.

See how well they have grown, I know they always do*, its just that its always a nice surprise when they do. 

*Apart from a 100% failure on a packet of Gardener's Delight seeds which have not germinated at all. I've even check to make sure the foil packet isn't still in the seed packet.

 These Sweet Pea's were not that successful either.