However, if there is no Winter, there is no Spring and my husband says we need the rain for the flowers (the same one who makes money trees). I wandered out into the backyard last week when we had a nice sunny period and made some discoveries. The violets under the plum tree are blooming away and I picked a bunch and took them inside. Violets remind me of my grandmother and when my sister got married, we carried posies of violets which inhindsight were amazing.
|The colour purple|
I noticed that most of the peas and snow peas are up; I will fill in the holes when we get some sun. The coriander and the self - sown dill are starting to move and the broad beans are doing well. We are lucky with the dill as it grows wild. I usually have a huge crop of self sown parsley too but it seems to be having a holiday this year; maybe it will appear when it warms up a little. The cumquat tree is on strike as I have not had a crop for the last two seasons probably because I fed it; never again. However the big suprise was the self sown potatoes. We must have left a few potatoes in the round last year and they sprouted so I left them be. The frost damaged the plants so we dug them up and got quite a few Nicolas (my favourite potato) and some Royal Blue ones. What a winter feast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!