31 January 2009 11:02:44
My seed order arrived yesterday so I am rearing to go.
Usually I start germinating too early, with the result that my annuals get held up (not potted on quickly enough or hardened off early enough) so they grow lanky and often break. This year I will try to learn from that mistake.
The two papier maché dolls in the picture were made by my 8 and 6 year old sons for me for Christmas. The note they supplied read "the Hopi of soutwest America made Kachina dolls, like these ones, to bring water and help their crops, plants and flowers grow".
Whew, I hope this hasn't been the cause of the recent storms : )
The Alan Titchmarsh box of plant labels was a birthday present from my 15 year-old son. I know he paid a small fortune for it. Both presents were organised by my thoughtful and only daughter.