Monday 11 February 2019

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

Hip Hip Hooray. The birds are singing lustily and when I sit on the patio with chores it is warm. Graham is crowing loudly again and servicing his ladies. Egg production is ramping up again, more than I can eat so the dogs are the eager recipients. Yesterday I started to dig over the polytunnel but there is much more to go. The dogs always help on these occasions so the terrier digs my holes deeper flinging soil everywhere including over me whilst the big stupid dog (you know who you are Toby) just lays down on the soil in front of me sighing deeply so I have to try digging around him. The brassicas are finally growing now. I am very proud of the broccoli.
As ever kale is indestructible, the leeks are fattening and we are still getting lettuces out of the polytunnel.

I heard a bee buzz past and Dinah is out enjoying the sun.
I have started some chilli seeds in the propagator and I am trying to sprout some sweet potatoes again. I succeeded two years ago but then cancer struck and they died in my absence.
Finally a gratuitous camelia picture. They are always the first to bloom and they are stunning.
Roll on Spring, we need you.


  1. Fabulous broccoli! Mine always get wormy. No buds on the camelia this year, no idea why.

    The sun makes all the difference, doesn´t it? Enjoy!

    1. Thank you, I was in the UK having a scan so I missed the best of the weather but this morning's sunrise made up for it. So much to do yet still lacking energy. Perhaps I am getting old! Camelia likes acid soil, try a barrow full of pine needles around the base? It might help for next year.