Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Cube Pallets and Butterfly Gardens

More frost this morning. I can hardly believe it. But I have taken the bull by the horns and begun to plant things out, albeit with a bit of protection. 

At home the first cornflowers went in and at the garden the sweetpeas went in. Later I protected them with slug pellets and net curtains.

Steve put in sprouts and red cabbage. They are covered too.

I took the first crafts for the Wool Barn and arranged them on the trolley. This year we have CCTV.

My sister walked up for a cuppa. It was such a lovely day we were able to sit outside. There were bumble bees and butterflies around.

Steve removed the huge periwinkle plant which Paula pulled apart. Later in the day I made up eight pots of cuttings.

Then we set to and sowed all the wild flower seeds in the newly cleared bed. We`ve labelled it and called it the butterfly garden.

I can`t wait to see how it grows.

What better way to spend an April morning than sowing a wild flower area with your sister.

I spent the afternoon potting things on. Tomatoes, courgettes, French marigolds, tithonia, asters.

I am fast running out of the right sized pots. As soon as square pots are emptied, they are grabbed with glee and filled up again.

And finally, thanks to John (Cooke) we have a new table/bench outside the polytunnel. John left the fantastic cube pallet in our front garden and Steve recycled it. 

I love it.


  1. Couldn’t wait any longer, huh? Nor us! These cold nights will shortly stop soon...
    Love your new pallet bench and lovely to see the butterfly garden. Our wildflower has sprouted a lot of weeds since the rain, but I hope the wildflowers are there too...

  2. Well we had quite heavy rain this afternoon so that will do a world of good. Feeling sorry for yurters ..... though the sun has come back out now and there are rainbows.