Saturday, 24 April 2010
I see that on St George's Day last year - that's 23rd April for the ignorant - I noted that there were acres of bluebells in bloom in Stanmer woods; they are a week or so behind this year. However, my efforts to force rhubarb under a metal waste paper basket have borne fruit (!) and I have already pulled the first sticks. Mowed the lawns yesterday for the second time this year, and then watered the garden. In April!! Actually, I only watered the pots, which had dried out terrifically, and the few vegetables I have got into the ground so far. I must get down to the vegetable patch and get the onion sets in, the parsnips sown and all sorts of other things done.