Today I can say I love May for the sun has shone for at least part of the day.
Spring is my favourite season.
Everything is fresh and new.
I put this box up with the hope of attracting some robins,
but within minutes there were bluetits showing interest.
No nests as yet, but maybe next year!
I LOVE GROWING anything FROM SEED!!
These are purple/blue lupins.
If you want to have a go at growing something I suggest start with a lupin.
They germinate fast and have the cutest baby leaves.
(I have seen one lupin plant wrapped in paper in a posh flower shop priced at £12.95!!!)
These seeds cost about £2.00 and I have 15 plants, you do the math!
So far the veg patch has been slow to get going this year,
I can however see the benefits of raised beds.
The soil warms up much quicker, which is ideal when the days are so grey and chilly.
Above I have pak choi, swiss chard, and cos lettuce.
You will notice I have netting covering them, this protects the little seedlings from birds.
I seem to have vegetarian sparrows in my garden!
(actually they live in my house along with the starlings who nest right above where I am sat,
very sweet they are too tweeting away up there)
Another new addition this year is a sturdy frame to protect strawberries from the birds
and then later on to protect brassicas.
Kindly built by Mr Fete.
More gratuitous tulip snaps.
When they're gone they're, so enjoy them now!
Another dark beauty is this geranium phaeum samobor.
It has lovely two-toned leaves and very dark plum turned back flowers.
I love discovering new things in the garden, and this was todays!
More of the lovely camassias and tulips!
With all that fresh and newness going on outside, it only seemed right to start afresh inside!
Oh lordy! Stripping floorboards is not for the faint-hearted.
How can one room mess up the whole of ones house!!