We’re back from selling at The Garden Show at Firle Place and we had the best time and the most perfect start to our show season. Thank you to all our customers and all of you lovely lot that popped by to say hello, it was so nice meeting new faces and to chat with fellow gardeners who follow our blog, videos and social media accounts. Now it’s on with preparing for the next show which will be at Powderham Castle this coming Friday the 28th and 29th of April (which just so happens to be my birthday too!)
It’s going to be a busy couple of days cleaning more stock, making more metal work and packing the van for Powderham but that’s not stopping me from spending half an hour in the greenhouse this morning so I can pot on some of my flower seedlings. I woke up early and headed down to the garden with a much needed cup of tea to get started on some potting on before work. The sun was shining but boy was it cold and part of me is happy that I haven’t managed to plant out my sweet peas yet to save them from the frosts!
I’ve been sowing most of my seeds in special seed compost which include the right nutrients for starting seeds off, now that they have grown they need more nutrients and therefore need transplanting into normal multipurpose compost. A few of my seedlings are still too small for potting on so I only transplanted some Scabious and Cosmos for the flower patch.
I am running a little late with my seed sowing and a few seeds are taking longer to germinate than usual thanks to the sudden dip in temperature. I’m tempted to move them indoors to some extra heat to help with the process as our greenhouse has a huge cherry tree blocking the sun in the morning and it can get quite chilly! I did however enjoy my half an hour stint in the greenhouse during the early hours, it was a nice way to wake up and get ready for the busy day ahead…