can't wait to get out again.
Saturday, 21 Apr 12 Cloudy 12°C / 54°F
it has been so cool/cold and damp the last while that I hate to do much outside. I am being a bit of a wimpl. Snow is forecast for the next day or two and although I guess it won’t amount to much, it is still depressing after the beautiful March we had.
I am desperate to get the seedlings out to start hardening them off as I just can’t find another inch of space that can hold any in the house. Thankfully I winter sow and have some outside too. Friday I rigged up a place to put the seedlings for hardening off. I had a metal shelf downstairs and a roll of heavy plastic. The shelf has been wrapped in the plastic and it is now outside the back door on the patio, up against the house. Anxious now to test it out, but I think I will hold off for a few days. This upcoming week is supposed to be pretty cold, and then the temps are going up….I hope for good this time. :-)
Our annual London/Springbank swap (on GW) is coming up. (newcomers welcome) When the weather warms up a bit, and the garden starts going again, I will know better what I need to dig and divide. Right now we are just doing some trades on line of the things that we are sure of. I want to be more organized this year and have all the online trades potted up as they happen so that they have time to settle into their pots and don’t look sad when I take them. :-)
Just posting some pics of the many great plants that I have acquired over the past few years at the swap.
#1.—collage of some plants I received from the swap.
second pic—heuchera ‘lime rickey’ with a tiny bit of heuchera ‘obsidian’ showing
third pic— hellebore