What a marvellous weekend we have had! It's only May, but it feels like summer. It was on the news yesterday that temperatures in The Netherlands were the highest in Europe. I can't remember having ever experienced this before.
The windows of our home are wide open, the summer dresses are out of the attic closet and the girls are already talking of how they miss a swimming pool at the allotment. A discussion that has been going on ever since we have the garden, which is seven years. The two youngest are twenty-four and twenty-two now, but they are adamant about their pool. I don't want a big plastic pool in my allotment garden, but on hot days, like we had this weekend, I wouldn't mind splashing around in one either. My youngest told me today, she is going to buy a baby splashing pool, so that at least we can have cool feet. Sounds perfect to me. So, when you next see it in one of my photo's, this doesn't mean we have an addition to the family!
The garden is a sea of pastel coloured flowers, and so is my home. I have been picking bunch after bunch. The sweet smell of forest hyacinths and bluebells fills the rooms.
In the greenhouse gherkins, cucumbers, watermelon, fennel, beetroot and several varieties of tomatoes were planted. My middle daughter has taken over the care of the vegetables and fruit. A task she takes quite seriously, and which saves me a lot of time. The greenhouse is her territory. Fortunately she left me some space to grow cut flowers from seed. The first seedlings (Zinna Purple Prince and Zinnia Dream & tall Scabiosa) are already in the raised beds. Many more will follow.
Do you start seeds in your greenhouse or outdoors? What is your experience?
A Happy week ahead!