A black Labrador has been found near the football pitch at Fochabers with a tag saying it belongs to a home in Roseisle. We are not aware of the owners details, if anyone knows someone by the name Mike Reid in the area, then they may want to contact, Anne Scott (01343 835167) who would be able to give the person details where the could collect the lost dog.
Our weather is going to be rough for the weekend with high winds and rain showers. Then we are back to warm and sunny days with night-time temperatures much milder, 7 – 9 C degrees.
Whether we will actually get a good splash of rain or not, any dampness is welcome so I will dig up three big clumps of Primulas, split them into single plants and pot them up. I could plant the single plants back into the flower borders where they eventually will go but the little plants might get lost and I will not be able to keep them watered so having them in pots means they will be planted later in the year.
The Daffodils have just about finished and the big clumps that I want to lift and divide have a small cane next to them to remind me later, when the foliage yellows, to deal with them.
With night-time temperature much milder it is time for the Dahlias to be planted out in the big pots, I will need to add some home made compost to the old compost, mix together and the Dahlias should thrive.
The vegetables are coming on a treat but we do need to sow another lot of Beetroot and Lettuce seeds. Like last year the Parsnip seeds are not appearing which might be that the first sowing was too early so we have to take note and next year sow them a few weeks later. Still wishing to have Parsnips I have sown some single seeds into cells yesterday and hope to see results in a few days, following a friend’s advice!
We have some Willow canes left lying behind the house which have dried out enough to use as stakes to support the Delphiniums and Lupins in the flower borders and with the strong winds coming I had better get busy!
It is such a pleasure having a garden and it is a joy working in it with the birdsong and scent coming from various plants.
The next few days are more unsettled but with warmer night time temperatures of 4-5C degrees, some showers, hopefully, with sunny spells.
To us this is an ideal time for planting out our vegetable plants which have grown on in our poly tunnel to healthy looking plants and then we watered them well. Then we covered the vegetable bed with our “Wondermesh” with the posts topped with a jam jar to support the mesh.
Going round our garden David has been deadheading the Daffodils daily then he is ready to continue with a low wall using our endless supply of stones. I have been looking out for the Bittercress weeds which are at a stage before they pop their seeds in all directions.
While the sun is not shining strongly I have been taking plants that have selfseeded or plants that have grown too large for the space they are in and are no longer needed, to pot them up for the nursery.
Being one of the fortunate ones with a garden, we are enjoying a more leisurely time getting jobs done and appreciating our environment with the many birdsongs and the scent of the Narcissi and the sight of the Geans in full flower, all of which is awe inspiring.