What beautiful weather we have had here in West Cornwall. Outdoors weather, without the need for coats and scarves. Bliss.
It's been a busy week in my garden. Lots of to do stuff, which makes me happy and contented.This weekend I have been painting sheds and potting up and on. Now that the house is up for sell, I feel under pressure to get the garden looking spick and span. I'm hoping that this spell of good weather we've been promised will encourage a garden growth spurt. I'm trying not to give in to temptation and buy some ready made annuals from the garden centre. My garden's north facing aspect means my garden takes longer to warm up. The flowers that are in bloom are low to the ground and not easy to see from any kind of distance. I am regretting not buying those sacks of Daffodils last year. At least there would have been swathes of yellow and orange in the flower beds.
I have potted on the Lupins and Sweet Peas, and potted up Cosmos, Cornflowers, Astrantia, Delphiniums, Calendula and more. I am in danger of running out of space soon, and I've not started on the vegetables yet. Some of the flowers will be donated to two friends of mine. They have asked for some help in their garden. I'm chuffed to bits, and will be trotting round to them laden with annuals in the near future. I have assured them that I'm just an enthusiastic beginner, but it's still nice to be asked.
I have fallen in love with my greenhouse again. I have bought some new staging. Cheap and cheerful, but it does the job. I have tidied it up and now have everything within easy reach. I have spent time pottering with seed packets and compost. Sowing sparingly and watering gently. I didn't realise just how much I have missed being here. I find it therapeutic.
I've decided to go ahead with veg planting. It could be months before we sell, and I can always take stuff with me. I don't want to deny myself the enjoyment I get from gardening. And I want cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, salad leaves, shallots, strawberries and blooms galore in the garden.
Last but not least. I've painted the sheds. This is Marc's office. I will festoon it with bunting later this Spring. I think it will look pretty. I like the colour. Very Mediterranean. The shed in Beryl and Jean's area have been painted the same colour. I shall be painting the raised beds, flower pots and more in the week to come.
Spring has definitely sprung.