I've even managed to get down to the allotment a few times - but have to remind myself to clear and plant, clear and plant… Otherwise I find myself clearing, clearing, clearing, and then having to start again where I first began as the weeds have come back. So far, broad beans, peas and parsnips are in. Everyone I meet at the plot seems to be in a good mood and the whole place is starting to look business-like. Even the abandoned plot next to me has been taken over - another family with children so our little corner is starting to look like the youth chapter of our allotment association.
So many veg and annual flowers still clamouring for attention in my seed box and so little room left in my greenhouse and cold frame. Have sown some annuals direct, but I don't seem to have the best success rate that way. Generally I do much better by sowing in pots and planting out later. But needs must, so am giving it a try again.
In the garden, I'm starting to plant out stocks and sweet peas sown under cover in March - a gamble as there is still potential for frost during the next month, so hope it stays away and my gamble pays off. Hmmm. We'll see.
Did my first stall of the year on Saturday. So nice to be back arranging my own flowers as they are so much less uniform than those available commercially and it gives such a different feel to arrangements. Feels a bit like coming home when I get my mitts on flowers I've raised myself.