A cold start to the week ahead with frost for Monday and Tuesday mornings, the remainder of the week is unsettled with rain showers and sunny spells. Temperature is slowly on the rise towards the weekend.
We are being tested by this topsy-turvy weather, winds, cold nights and lack of rain, it makes it a challenge to keep harmony in the garden.
We have been mulching our flower borders and hope to keep the plants less stressed against drought. There is still more to mulch but going to do that once we have had some rain hopefully! I am still on the hunt for Bittercress weeds and my eye seems to catch the seedheads as well as the Red Lily Beetle. There are so many Ladybirds in the garden which is wonderful to see. They do not keep up with the number of Green Aphids attacking the Roses and Plum trees so the shrubs and trees get the soapy water treatment which seems to help.
There is still a few trays of seeds to prick out as well as some houseplants to repot. We are holding back with planting out our vegetable plants towards the weekend when the weather warms up a tad.
I have given our Hydrangeas one more chance to shine, by replanting them to a more sunnier position, I will water and feed them with liquid Seaweed fertilizer so we have to wait and see!
Lastly I must remember to stake and support more perennial plants and to sow Lettuce in the tunnel. Once again we shall wander round our garden and take in the loveliness of the Bluebells before they too go over for the wildflowers to appear?!