There are signs of new life. The garden is stirring. Slowly waking up. Responding to the increase in day light and warmer weather. Bright yellow-green shoots emerging from the subterranean world.
I have yet to clear the garden from this Autumn-Winter. I leave the flower stalks and dead leaves until early Spring. The dried flower heads leave something for me to look at, some seeds for birds and somewhere for insects to over-winter.
The Chives will be coming out of their pots later this Spring and will be used as part of the Edible Edging I have planned in the garden.
Bronze Fennel makes a wonderful border plant, the frothy fronds will give a leafy backdrop to flowers in the borders.
The Rosemary seems confused, in flower and it’s only February. Or maybe it’s “stressed” in the pot and needs some much needed TLC.
The Purple Sage is looking ragged, but it has survived the winter, and will perk up with warmer drier weather.
A Purple Artichoke that will find a permanent home on the allotment, it will be at least another year before I get to sample its wares.
A few Strawberries in pots need re-homing on the allotment too. I look at the new growth and dream of sweet sunshine juicy fruit.
So much to do, so many seeds to sow, including the summer herbs of Coriander, Basil and Tarragon, there is plenty of re-potting and planting out, but for now I can content myself with looking at the new shoots.