Huffing and Puffing
Tuesday, 13 Mar 12 Cloudy 5°C / 41°F
And that’s just the wind storm that blew through here yesterday for a good 12 hours.
I think we got off lightly as we didn’t lose power nor have trees crashing down – but it was so fierce it was frightening. Seems strange to have such a storm in March – usually late November is the time but I’m blaming ‘La Nina’ for it as our weather is rather nasty all round. It’s definitely way colder than normal: don’t think we’ve even hit double digits yet (in celsius).
Indoors, the trouble continues. I sowed 24 cells of tomatoes back on February 29 and only 4 have germinated! What is going on? All of the seed was “fresh” and they all got optimum seed-starting conditions and yet…. So I shall be resowing tomorrow and hoping for better germination rates. Otherwise all my earlier sowings/seedlings are looking fine so it’s perplexing to have this set-back. Guess it’s called gardening…
Main photo: Confucius-Cat-Hog predicts a long, cold, difficult Spring ahead.
Photo 1: At least, there’s a little pollen to feed the pollinators.
Photo 2: Took time to establish, but I shall be dividing them “in the green”. Yay!
Photo 3: Old Rock stars! These tete-a-tete narcissi keep on rocking – no matter what.