With the recent spell of sunny weather the spring flowers in my garden are looking at their best.
The daffodils and hyacinths are still looking good and the tulips are now beginning to open. The result is “blooming lovely”, the fragrance amazing and the bees are very happy.
Down on the allotment things are definitely putting on a growth spurt. The early peas are looking good, having escaped the attention of the resident mice and the broad beans are flourishing. Last year’s carrots and parsnips are now finished but we have just finished sowing the seeds for this year’s crop and so the cycle continues.
Our spare bedroom has become something of a seed and plant nursery with the seed potatoes chitting in trays on the bed and the windowsill taken over by trays of seeds which are germinating.
The greenhouse has been cleaned and tidied and is now filling up with trays of bedding plants and the conservatory has become a half-way house between the bedroom windowsil and the greenhouse for a few trays of the more tender seedlings. Luckily the kitchen is still clear and I can now start on some Easter cooking because even though we can’t have our usual big family get together I intend to bake some Easter goodies. We just have to have a Simnel cake and hot cross buns and maybe a chocolate nest or two!
On the WI front, with the easing of the lockdown restrictions some WIs are now planning to meet again with small, socially distanced outdoor, coffee morning or afternoon tea get togethers. While Zoom meetings and telephone chats are proving excellent ways for members to keep in touch, I think it is so much better to meet in person for a good old natter.
For more information about the WI visit our website at www.sefwi.org.uk