Monday, 16 February 2009
That Magical Moment
Lengthening days, a gradual warming up, an order for some hellebores, seed sorting and the first sowing have been the order of the week gone by.
Earlier in the week I met a couple of friends for lunch. D. is a hellebore fanatic who grows a wide variety in her garden. She tempted me by mentioning a seller that she had come across on eBay, selling hellebore plug plants at a reasonable price. She had ordered and had received the plants within a couple of days. She was impressed by the size and sturdiness of the plants. So further investigation when I returned home resulted in me ordering five picotee hellebores and five anemone centred ones. They have still to flower so hopefully next year I will be in for some pleasant surprises.
Yesterday was that magical moment when I turned my heated propagator on! I have moved it into the greenhouse and there are cerinthe major seeds and nicotiana mutablis seeds in residence. Hopefully later today there will be other occupants to join them. Sometime this week I intend to draw up a definitive list of seeds, sowing times etc. Exciting times ahead !
Saturday 14th February - sunrise : 07.16, sunset :17.14.
Saturday 21st February - sunrise : 07.02, sunset :17.27.