greentapestry : First post

Sunday, 24 April 2005

First post

My first blog entry

"Oh give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year"

- Robert Frost 'A Prayer For Spring '

A beautiful spring day of the like that gives rise to such poems being penned. The temperature in the greenhouse crept up and was nudging 70 degrees but not enough for the automatic vent to open. I always get really excited when that happens as apart from demonstrating that it is still working it means that spring has really and finally sprung. I sowed climbing French beans 'Blauhilde', chard and zinnia elegans 'Envy' all of which are destined for the lottie. We went there after lunch. Just a quick visit to open greenhouse door and to give the grapevine a drink. I picked the third lot of rhubarb. Back home potted up some astrantia divisions. Took some photos in the garden including one of the 'Mount Tacoma' tulip which is just showing its first bloom. Will post a photo soon once I have mastered how to do so. I have just come to grips with links and what a challenge that was to the old grey matter. One thing at a time !

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