Snakes in the grass

This time last year I brought my ‘Great Piece of Turf‘ reusable coffee mug home from my office. I don’t suppose many people have weeds on their coffee mugs but there you go. I’m a great fan of Dürer and I bought this mug when I had the chance to visit the original painting in Vienna a few years ago. It hasn’t been used much this year as even when local coffee shops have been open they’ve been very reluctant to accept reusable cups. So today I took it for a little outing to the allotment, complete with coffee. It seemed to be very much at home. The allotment was looking great thanks to the efforts of my fellow allotmenteer. We were able to meet up today and make some plans and sow some broad bean seeds. It feels as if the season is getting going.

Meanwhile back in the garden, the daffodils are blooming beautifully, providing this week’s #SixOnSaturday collage

This morning’s burst of spring sunshine prompted me to get going with the seed sowing. I’ve got the broccoli and sprouts going in the seed house and the tomatoes are sitting cozily in the propagator.

In other news, the rhubarb is zooming up

The primroses have appeared:

And I noticed that the snake’s head fritillaries, which were photobombing the Tête-à-tête daffodils, have spread all along the side of the pond. I didn’t realise that they do this but I’m rather excited at the thought of all these little snakes appearing over the next couple of weeks.This bit of the garden looks a bit like the Great Piece of Turf, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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