and the first two clematis are flowering
|Clematis Maidwell Hall|
The tulips have also opened
and the honesty that's self seeded its self is in flower too.
We had a frost on Saturday night so I used my very old cloches to protect my newly transplanted beetroot and salad leaves.
I'm not exactly sure how old the cloches are, I think they're at least between the wars. They were given to me by a family member, glass and all. There's a knack to constructing them (which I forget every year!) but once constructed they are amazingly solid and easy to move.
I don't have much room in my veg garden so I'm trying to be more organised with how I use it this year so I'm trying out a version of 'Square Foot Gardening' Mine aren't exactly square, or feet, but they are organised as opposed to random!
So far I have peas (netted from the pigeons), shallots, spring onions, beetroot and salad planted. I also plan to have dwarf beans, cucumber and leeks in this bed. The other bed won't be square footed, it'll be runner beans and courgettes. I'll let you know how I get on!