After a week of feeling quite down, I finally sprung into action this evening. It’s so good to have the light evenings back so that I can be busy outside, which always helps when my mind is stressed.
Anyway, one of my main aims was to sow this year’s pumpkins. I duly washed some pots and filled them with compost. Then went to get the seeds.
Ah! I could have sworn I bought a packet. But where they are, if I did buy any, remains a mystery.
Never mind, I sowed some okra in their place. I know, not quite the same, but after discovering last year that they have beautiful flowers, I am actually quite pleased that I have got four potential plants on the go.
Whilst I was on a roll, I also took out the broccoli closest to the house. They have started to run to seed, and I need to make space for the compost bin, which I intend to turn again in the near future. Then I can fill it up with the remainder of the broccoli plants… And it will be May, so I can get serious with the ornamental plants I want at the bottom end of the garden.
On a final note, upon moving the frames I acquired from the allotment a couple of months ago, I discovered that these would be excellent for holding netting up. The original idea had been to paint them and then use them as decoration at the allotment, but I think frames for netting is a much better plan 🙂
© Helen Butt, April 2014