Just when I thought spring had arrived…sprayed my shrubs with dormant oil, planted my bulbs and seeds…and wham! Winter is back with a vengeance. My little flower house is empty and cold, and my bulbs, seedlings and spring pots are languishing in the dimness of my house. Another 5 days of miserable coldness before I can move things back into the flower house. On a positive note, the temperature outside is -6 deg C and the flower house is at 0 deg C in the shade. It’s only 6 by 6.5 feet but I am impressed by how it keeps the heat. If you want to get a headstart on spring planting, maybe not quite as early as me as I am not noted for my patience, give one a try. They are available from several garden catalogues, such as Stokes Seeds.
Well it looks like the Easter Bunny is on his own this year as we continue to hunker down. On the flip