Exciting times: my seed order has arrived!
Every year I seem to leave getting my seeds a little later, but that’s okay because according to the proper gardeners, the great peril up here is planting things too early, so the fact that I’ve only just got my parsnips and broad beans now when the packet says plant February-April isn’t a bug, it’s a feature. Especially as we’ve been getting overnight frosts for most of this week.
And lest that sound as if I know what I’m talking about, a small confession. I have been filling my watering can at the water butt in the walled garden for about 5 years now, struggling with the little tap, which has become somewhat loose and difficult to manage, waiting ages for the watering can to fill up, wrestling it from under the tap once it is full (there’s not much space under the tap, and when I dug out a hole to make more room, the moles just filled it in again) spilling half the water in the process. And it was only about a week ago (now that I am having to water my greenhouse and hence having to repeat this operation every day), that it occurred to me that I could just lift the top off the water butt and dip the watering can in and fill it in seconds.
I’d calculate how much cumulative time I had wasted, but it would just be too depressing. So instead I just put it out there in case there’s anyone else similarly dim who might benefit. Feel free to mock me roundly in the comments…