Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter showers.

The beautiful weather that we had for ten days before Easter unfortunately didn't last, the rain returned but  storm Katie missed us. Night time temperatures are lower now than during the winter and we had a heavy frost last night. Some plants are looking a bit frost bitten, like the Arum lilies and the Agapanthus but they will recover.
The spring bulbs are not affected by cold nights
Pulmonaria, Blue Ensign.
with more plants appearing daily.
Some of them I haven't a clue as to what they are,
I'm not very good at labelling plants,

the main thing is they have come up and have added spring colour to the garden. The frost has not affected the rhubarb either and we are picking it twice weekly. Soon it will be strawberry time. The season is moving fast.

Being Easter I made the usual Hot Cross Buns which we had intended to take over to friends who had invited us for lunch on Good Friday,  half way there and I remembered them, a bit too late to turn back, however they didn't go to waste.
At last Ireland is catching up with the UK in the brewing of craft beers, we have several small breweries in the area and so far all of the beers that we have tried have been very good, the latest one to be tried comes from Manorhamilton in Co. Leitrim, BenIskin. Described as Rossinver Blond it made a great accompaniment for the Sunday roast. Definitely one that we will look out for.
The last couple of weeks have been busy seed planting, the propagator is full as is the cold frame and the greenhouse and as soon as the soil warms up again the main crop of potatoes will be planted.  

9 comments:

  1. The last picture is an anemone , I posted a picture of one on my blog yesterday x

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    1. It's the first photo that I don't remember what they are, any one happen to know?

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  2. All those blues and white - lovely. I wish i could drink alcohol. Im sure its a whole other world. So much of travel seems to be about food & wine and visiting breweries or going out for drinks etc.

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  3. We seldom drink the odd glass of good beer with Sunday roast or a glass of wine if we have visitors, although we always seem to have drink in the house we cant be bothered with it!

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  4. It's lovely to see all the plants waking up again now that spring is here. I'm a bit lax with my seed sowing this year, I think it's down to not having the allotment now and I won't be growing much this year but I must get my tomatoes sown this week.

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  5. I think that apart from the beans all seeds have now been planted, plenty of stuff will be successionally planted as well.

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  6. Anne
    I hope your weather has warmed up some glad you missed the storm. I weather is warming up slowly after temps in the teens last week. I want to get my peas in soon.

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  7. Well, the plants are very pretty...even without a name! Craft beer is very popular here in Valencia, stalls in the market and often sold in bars. Whereas in Cadiz, you could only usually find Cruzcampo, yuck! x

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    1. I know what you mean about Spanish beer, it was only a couple of months before we left that the first craft beer appeared in Galicia.

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