I have a feeling these wouldn't have been around in his day:
But maybe these would?
|Elderflower in bud|
|Like shipes in the night|
|Runner beans all aboard|
Even hardy old rhubarb is protesting about chill winds:
|Rhubarb in shock|
The only protection my peas are getting though is from the birds. The picture doesn't really show the wide gauge pea netting strung between the posts (although the nearest, earliest, row has a more robust chicken wire tunnel). That's six rows now, three presprouted in toilet rolls and three sown direct today - Mangetout, Petit Pois and "ordinary" Kelvdon Wonder.
|A proliferation of peas|
The only protection for spuds is mounding. After the frost two weeks ago more have emerged.
And to end my weekend roundup on a cheery note, our local pair of swans have a new brood:
|New arrivals (1 day old)|