We are having some work done to level off the ground and improve the ground drainage. Hopefully it will be finished within a week or so, then most things can get planted up without losing any time. That's the theory anyway.
The sweet potatoes I started off in February have begun to shoot.
And the mahonia is out now
We had one at our house in England that didn't flower in 5 years. I think it was because the previous owners had planted it on a north facing wall. Anyway, it got the chop I'm afraid. It was a source of amusement to my neighbour, George, who had a Wysteria that flowered beautifully on the same north facing wall.!
And the fruit trees are beginning to blossom. This is my apricot tree
That's it - one solitary blossom. I don't have very high hopes for fruit this year, but it's a start! The apples, pear and plums are in their second year and so I expect a little more effort from them.
And finally an update on the greenhouse
Celery - germinated (very small!)
Butternut squash germinated
Spring onions - germinated
Parsley not yet germinated
Sweet Peas germinated
Broad Beans germinated
French Beans germinated
Potatoes chitting in the greenhouse.
Seeds sewn this weekend - Sweet corn, Courgette
Spent most of the weekend painting preservative (two coats) onto a huge pile of wood that my husband is turning into a fence. BORING. And now I'm off to paint it all again with wood stain. Even more boring!