More snow fell and settled this weekend. In January, during better weather, my husband started to prepare the soil in the vegetable plot at the bottom of our daughter's garden (beyond the fence). At the beginning of this month he has been sowing seeds in indoor trays to plant out in April and May.
We have two independent garden nurseries not far from where we live which we sometimes use as an alternative to a well-known national home and garden centre. As well as being in a countryside location a walk around the well set-out grounds is a pleasant one.
There was snow on the hilly moorland and after this last weekend's snowfall it will probably linger for the foreseeable future.
There's a cafe on the site which was full on such a cold day and several home and garden departments.
We can never have too many tomatoes, beans and broccoli. We chose a tomato seed called Tigerella (Mr. Stripey), borlotti beans Lingua di Fuoco (Firetongue) and purple-sprouting broccoli (Rudolph). We've got plenty of tulips shooting up in the garden, but we also bought a small pot that we can enjoy indoors. The miniature tulips are called Heart's Delight.
The snow that had melted in the valley surrounding the garden centre has now returned. Now that it's near the lambing season we hope the weather will improve for those keeping animals and farming the land.