Sunday, 14 March 2010

The onions are in





















I'm always happier once I get the onions into the ground. Much later than it has been in other years, but still a job well done. So much of the plot seems so bleak that I was looking at the woodpile for colourful inspiration.

Taking one layer of coats off seemed like such a treat in the cold wind, but look -


















On their way. The bulbs are finally looking like they really are making a go of it. The elder is showing the first signs of leaf. The rhubarb is about 4 inches high. Can't wait for that first crop. The blueberries and blackcurrant bushes are covered in buds and it felt great to do some digging and to see that the worms survived the Winter.