It doesn’t seem a year since we were last frantically getting ready for Chelsea – but it is.
It’s also doesn’t seem a year or so since all the the stress of will we have plants in time and so on – but it is.
Last year was noted for its very cold spring and a struggle to get plants flowering in time. This year is different again – most people are talking about how early everything is. But I’m still concerned as to whether our plants will be ready in time. In spite of evicting the most advanced 4 plants from the greenhouse in the middle of February, the others have been slow to catch. This year, I’ve barely had to shut the greenhouse doors at night – last year I ran up a hideous electricity bill with heaters running in both houses at night!
Last Friday I took this picture –
Just this lunchtime the same view looks somewhat different – just as well really!
We also have the supporting cast of plants getting ready too. Last May I sowed a large batch of aquilegia seed – hopefully a good few of these will make it onto the stand –
Fingers crossed for some flowers soon!
All the best, Mark.