In spite of the horrendously pathetic showing Spring has managed so far, some brave souls have made their presence known.
Did you know that veggies like celery, some lettuces, etc, can be grown, or re-grown, from their end-y bits? I left a bit more of the stem/stalk on these green onions than I usually do then stuck ‘em in a little bowl with a bit of water and left them to it.
Once their green bits reached about 8 cm I re-potted them in a custom designed seedling tray (milk container cut in half) and left them to it. They were semi-protected by the patio roof. I figured they’d do OK on their own out there.
(I know, I know … more conversations. I’m on a roll … at least they’re not inanimate objects this time)
Just as an experiment I stuck a celery end-y bit straight into the pallet garden with the hardcore parsley and strawbs. It took about two weeks but there she was …
And remember that poor little frozen branch all encased in ice, from the Great Ice Storm of 2017? Look at her now!
(she’s an excitable little bud)
Which meant that the beans had to pop up for a look.
A sentiment echoed by the Three Pretty Maids all in a row …
Yes indeed, the sun had finally put in an appearance that augured well for the season.
Alas, it was not to last.
Surely it wasn’t going to be that bad.
George and Gracie Mallard, our seasonal duck visitors, seemed to think this was a bumper puddle-waddling occasion. (George and Gracie have visited every spring since we’ve been here. I don’t know if it’s the same pair every year, but it’s only ever two of them)
Mind you, when the rain came down so hard even my little cell-phone camera caught the drops as they fell, George and Gracie took flight for parts unknown.
P.S. Those big black clouds, (which incidentally produced an impressive amount of hail as well as truck-loads of rain) were quoting King Lear, by Mrs Shakespeare’s lad, Bill.
P.P.S. And, of course, the immortal Gilbert and Sullivan as performed by the Three Little Maids. (a bit of illicium, and two bulbs, we can’t remember the names of)