February 23, 2018

– Your Local Village Gardening Club

Well, we’re almost halfway through February and as I sit and write this newsletter, the weather has not improved. At the moment it’s raining stair rods, blowing a gale and the weather gauge is showing 3.9 degrees centigrade. Not really the weather for doing anything in the garden or on the allotment. I guess it’s a good time to sit in the warm and catch up with the winter Olympics!

I planted some early peas in pots in my greenhouse about three weeks ago and and it seems I provided breakfast for the mice, so the surviving plants have had to be moved to my conservatory. The garlic is waiting to be planted on the allotment which is really soggy at the moment. At least the potatoes are chitting nicely in the cool of the spare bedroom.

The Summer Show Schedule is at the printers as I write and will be available at the end of February from Blewbury Post Office or by emailing Eileen on or ringing Margaret in Upton on 01235 850126.

DID YOU KNOW? Spring travels in a north-easterly direction across the UK, taking roughly eight weeks to spread upcountry from Cornwall to the northern coast of Scotland.

AND – W E Johns (1893-1968) wrote “One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides”. Happy Gardening  Eileen