What a joy to see the violets, daisies and primroses popping up, not to mention the unfurling leaves. The great big sticky buds of Horse Chestnut (Aesculus) are all unfolding. The willows (Salix) are breaking their buds too. Long awaited outbreaks of sunshine mixed with bursts of rain and scattered hail showers remind us that it is April weather, ‘April showers bring forth May flowers’.
I can finally show you some photos of Great Linford when it’s not covered in snow.
Things have been so busy with plant sales and workshops, not to mention meetings with organisations to try and get the enterprise going. I had meant to regularly post on this blog but realise that it has been a month! Where did the time go?
My husband had his foot broken as well and so I have had to be at home quite a bit to help and look after him. He is now getting better and is back at work, so I can focus my whole attention on work.
It really is difficult at times when life gets in the way, everything is moving along quite nicely and then wham, an unexpected jolt knocks you off track for a bit. Well, we are only human and can’t do everything. But sometimes I worry that the way things are going with social media and so on, people expect instant updates and there is therefore no room for error or quietness on the blog front.
We had a plant sale on 13th April which went extremely well; we sold lots of young plants, heritage (heirloom) tomatoes, beans and squash. They had names such as ‘Nun’s Belly Button’, ‘Dreadnought’, ‘White Custard’, ‘Zapotec Pleated’, ‘Yellow Stuffer’. It was all well and good if you like tomatoes that are black, white or yellow!
20th April saw our third workshop which involved learning how to make ‘Hanging Baskets’. All materials were provided and everyone who attended took home a lovely 14″ hanging basket. It was a beautiful day, at last the weather is being kinder to us. But don’t rush to put your tender veggies out just yet as we are still getting ground frosts in Milton Keynes.
Old adage of the week: “When you hear the cuckoo shout ’tis time to plant your tatties out”.