What started out as a very wet and cool morning has progressed into a lovely, warm, sunny afternoon. Don't know how long it will last before any more rain but I have been out in the garage sieving compost (yes - bought compost this time) ready for my tubs later on.
B. had some left over first earlies so I obtained 6 from her and have put 3 each into a large container. She also gave me some golden courgettes seeds from last year, so I have sown two of them. Hopefully, one will come up which is all I really need but might be able to make use of the other one as well.
I've been taking some pictures of my seedlings and other stuff (I know, not very interesting but everyone seems to be doing it!).
Here are the first 4 broad beans in one corner of what will be the runner/french bean bed.
Another two corners have also been sown, 2 weeks apart, but they haven't made an appearance yet. In the conservatory are the tomatoes, peppers, tomatillo and dahlia. Only one of those has sprouted so 2 cuttings have been taken from them.
I've never taken dahlia cuttings before so hope they will make it. Just outside the dining room window is this lovely flowering Japanese quince bush.
I usually make quince jelly from its fruits, mixing them with those of the quince tree when it decides to provide them. It varies each year. Two years ago, the tree had about 30 quince on it, last year just 2. That mind you, might be because it got some sort of fungus on it and I tackled it rather enthusiastically.
I'll post some more tomorrow.