Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Swee' pea!

It’s a cold day but the sun is shining and I’ve been in the garden again while Wee is asleep. Today I planted some Sweet Pea seeds. These ones are a trailing variety called Sweetie Mix. I’m not sure if they are scented ones or not- it doesn’t tell you on the packet, unfortunately. Well, we will see... it will add to the anticipation, won’t it? Just by coincidence, this morning I found an old article from the Telegraph about growing Sweet peas.

Also, I did a little experiment: I soaked two of the seeds overnight in water to see if they would germinate quicker. All the seeds are in pots now, covered with newspaper in Mum's room.

Just looked at the website- they are scented. Hooray!

There's info on the website that's not on the packet. That's where I got the photo too.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Pottering in the garden

Here are some of the tomato seedlings that I potted on today. The one on top is a little titch that I planted but half-expected to die. But it's still growing, albeit slower than the other ones. Will see how it gets on...

Here are two seedlings in their new homes. I was told to plant them all the way up to their seed leaves, so that's why they look a lot shorter.

I also planted some flower seeds today (Nemophila insignis 'Baby Blue Eyes'!) and some Basil and Coriander seeds.

While I was pottering, I saw and heard my first swallow of the year.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Little Bear Lost

Lost! Do you know this bear? He was found in a distressed state on the side of the road. Now he is waiting to be reclaimed on a nearby wall.

Friday, 25 April 2008

More horsies...

A grainy picture of the piebald foal and mare in the field behind our house. The foal is 5 days old and a joy to watch as he jumps on the spot or frolics near his mum.


Babba roo looking at Horsie: one of the characters we meet on our walks.