Sunday 6 February, 2005
Once again, the weather has been wonderful this weekend. As planned, the shallots have been planted.
Dan has built another raised bed, so that only leaves on more to do. We'll have to get topsoil soon and get the beds filled, ready for planting.
Potatoes are chitting in the front hall. They make an interesting addition to my Arts and Crafts style room. I suppose they are useful, and some may think they are beautiful, so no doubt William Morris would be OK with racks of spuds in egg boxes.
Thursday 10 February, 2005
The weather has taken a turn for the worse, just in time for our new strawberry plants to arrive. We've already planted ten "Pegasus" in the new strawberry bed. Ten "Florence" arrived day before yesterday.
Never daunted, Dan planted them out yesterday - in the gales and the rain. Tess huddled behind the fence and Meg threw her ball to him, as thay all got soaked.
When we're eating the strawberries, with some cream, on a warm summer's day, it will all seem like a distant memory. Meanwhile, Dan, keep taking the "Lemsip"!