The start of a new growing season

Posted by david williams on Friday, February 8, 2013 Under: Trial Garden
The snow has finally gone although there is a possibility of some more this weekend although I feel it is more likely to fall as sleet. But on the plus side we have had some good bits of sunshine and even with the cold, things have began to grow. The snow drops seem to come out of nowhere from a bare bit of ground to a carpet of white.

They are so delicate and dainty yet tough as old boots we have had quite a few clumps come up along the wall line in the trial garden. Which is an added bonus as we never planted them another plant that has been poking it's head above the soil is the Rhubarb it's bright red balls start to appear from the ground which get bigger as the leaves unfurl pushing up to the sunlight.
We have been flat out in the Trial garden getting the ground prepared for the coming season one of the big jobs we have done this week is to put some rabbit fencing in. Bit of a job as we have had to dig 30cm(12") deep all along the fence line to bury the chicken wire in a bid to keep the little bunny's on the other side of the fence.
I will be doing some sowing this weekend Cillys, Peppers, Tomato's and Sweet Peas using Carbon Gold compost as well as lots more digging. So lets hope we get a couple of dry days this weekend.

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The Potting Shed UK This is a blog about our trial garden where we will be trialing lots of new products and seed/plant varieties this year. We will be giving regular up dates on their progress through out the growing season and giving our opinion on their progress as they grow or get used.
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