Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Snow!

So winter came after all!


Just in time for the arrival of ten new bare-root strawberry plants. There's nowhere for them to go - all the soil is frozen. I can't even pot them up! They've been sitting wrapped in wet newspaper for a week now - I hope they're happy...


My pepper and chilli seedlings are doing all right in the heated propagator - they're a tad leggy but not too bad at all. Hopefully this early start will get me some peppers before September this year!


There's not a lot else going on in the garden, as I'm sure you can imagine. So I've been watching the birds (and squirrels) instead, and with the fields covered in snow we've had four fat redwing visitors to the garden, stripping the berries from the cotoneasters. They were really tricky to photograph - they move so fast and kept sitting behind things - but here's one:


2 comments:

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

It's frustrating when cameras always want to focus on the wrong thing too!

Mark Willis said...

I'm firmly resisting the temptation to sow chillis and tomatoes until the weather warms up. In 2011 the chillis were late to ripen but went on for ages (into 2012 in some cases), so I'm not in too much of a hurry. Nice that you had a group of Redwings visit you. I've only ever seen one in my garden, and like you found it difficult to photograph.

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