|The end of the second trench.....|
|.......very long trenches.|
Meanwhile there are ever more signs that spring is up and running....despite the fact that at this very moment the snow is falling yet again. There are more flowers in the garden despite the daffs being very late. The anemones are going great guns now and the vinca is showing it;s lovely blue flowers. the larger peach tree is breaking both leaf and blossom...we were hoping it would hang on a few more days. Raspberry plants are also romping away, strawberries showing new leaves, my chives are up...I really miss them in winter. Indoors I have taken cuttings from the pelargoniums in the hope of making more plants. The first sown tomatoes have been potted on from their coffee cups into larger pots and are looking good, the cherry ones have gone straight into their troughs so they can go outside on nice days. Also the peppers and aubergines are potted on but I think the aubergines have got a bit cold. hopefully they will pick up. The flower seeds Dave sowed are mostly up and growing strongly, far too many but hopefully someone will have the surplus.
|Someone is not happy to see more snow!|
|I'm quite pleased with how the first tomatoes look|
|So happy that the landing has proved so good for raising seedlings without stretching them.|
|The over wintered chilli has been given a hair cut and is definitely a goer|
|Cagney sits tight as the other two pile in|
|On the left, a rare sight, a whole Chubba egg which Dave practically caught as it was laid. Extremely fragile|
Last weekend my new computer had to go into the shop as it was not working properly. We tried to get an exchange but that is not posssible unless the other can't be fixed. Although they have decent reviews, a friend has also had trouble with her's so we are hoping it can't be fixed and we can get a brand we know and have had before. As we drove through Resen we were pleased to see that the storks had returned for the summer, another sure sign that the better weather is on it's way.
|Looking dismal....but at least it's a stork!|
|Martenitsi can now be hung on the tree to ensure a fruitful harvest|
We have started to be more sociable in the run up to the beginning of the car boot season...or should I say I am, Dave is always sociable. We have had visitors, visited friends, been out for meals and attended the food fair as mentioned last week. There is a decent stock of chutney, jam and cards ready to go. Dave is going to take a couple of paintings, mainly to advertise the up-coming exhibition, and has leaflets to hand out. It's all go!
|Waiting for a train|
|My friend's lemon...as big as a grapefruit|
|Lunch in VT, starting with local salads|
|Followed by trout and chicken|
|Just had to show the loo in the courtyard, with stunning roof|
|Wouldn't mind some of these doors!|