Bother - I'm a day late to get the date right for this title!! Oh well, I'll run with it anyway.
But first I must say a HUGE thank you to Annie over at Mammasuarus who, after her mini-break here at Eco-Gites of Lenault with her lovely family, wrote such a wonderful blog post about the gite, the garden and me! I have to say after trying to keep my picture off the internet it was a bit of a shock seeing my face jump out at me when I started to read!!
So, March - what have you got for us? So far it would seem a mix of sleet at 45º ...
However when the sun does come out the temperature warms up more now and I have had 15-20º in the polytunnel this week meaning things are really beginning to get going in there at last.
When I showed Annie around the polytunnel there wasn't really too much to see, thanks to the mice, but I can report that my mouse-proofing plans seem to be working. The broad bean and mangetout seeds I had up in the loft room have germinated and been put back in the polytunnel. Now my bedroom is full of seed trays of tomatoes and peppers (and the cat is banned as HE thinks seed trays = litter tray). Back in the polytunnel I have sown more seeds in the mouse-proof cold frame and others in the beds. The mice seem to have left these alone so maybe they don't like carrot, Japanese greens, rocket and turnips! Fingers crossed the growing season is on it's way.
|The mouse-proof cold frame|
|Late leeks, lettuce and early onions|
Outside the soil is still too wet and cold to do much but there are more signs of spring approaching which I blogged about yesterday. Here are a couple more pictures to prove the winter will soon be behind us (she writes hopefully).
|One brave little viola greeting guests at the gite front door|
|Primroses and plenty of new growth|
Oh and for those of you who saw the piglet picture over on Mammasaurus last week here's another picture of Toggle and Ginger. They are enjoying some warm sunshine on their backs and tasty weedy snacks from the polytunnel.
|Toggle and Ginger, piglets at Eco-Gites of Lenault|
Has spring sprung in your part of the world? I'm heading over to Annie's How Does Your garden Grow linky to see what I hope are loads of pictures of spring flowers and veg garden beginnings.