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Friday, 25 April 2014

Some spring blooms

But first sowing some seeds...these are (or will be, in a few weeks) salad leaves.  I like to sow two trays of different varieties of cut and come again leaves so there's plenty to keep us going.  Blue plastic trays aren't very pretty I grant you, but they are useful for this job, with a few layers of newspaper to line the bottom and sides.  I'll cover with a fine layer of compost and leave them in the greenhouse to get going...and in the summer they'll sit outside.

Now for the pretty stuff...
A pot of little daffodils still flowering...

Some bright red tulips...

Blue periwinkle...love this colour

And finally...pink camellia, captured just in time, before the petals all turn brown.


  1. All lovely flowers, I like the bi-coloured daffodils as yellow and white or my favourite flower colours. Flighty xx

  2. Pretty pictures. Enjoy all those salad leaves. Its great the weather is warming up so we can get planting.

  3. Loved all your garden pictures! I have been sowing seeds today too. I love this time of year!
    Helen xox