Alan's Blog

I added a picture of Georges seed, for want of a better word seed cupboard, this has proved itself and the results are excellent plus we get to use a south facing window frame which is sitting empty.

The old saying that March comes in like a Lion but goes out like a Lamb has not quite been true this year. Yes, we had a cold spell at the start of the month but it was not The Beast from the East we had been forewarned about but the end of the month has seen blue skies and warm spring sunshine.

The garden has been a wonderful place to work in these last few days and the scent of spring and early summer a joy. As usual the Czar plums have been the first fruit trees to flower followed by the Apricot and Peach, still lots of daffs out and the sun midday allows the heady scent of the wallflowers to perfume the top garden.

Paul, Georges and myself have planned a boys day out to Cornwall to buy plants , I for one am looking forward to the Trip to Burncose’s nursery I want to buy some more fragrant Rhododendrons for the new boarder which Laura is busy planting up and having decided to de-mud the wild pond at the bottom of the orchard now are busy looking for marginal plants to restock the edges.