I’m at least a month behind with blogging, which is generally reflective of life at the moment. In 10 days, we’ll be at the average frost date for around here. We only planted seeds three weeks ago! One thing we also did around that time, is make a new greenhouse. We took the frames from last year’s two greenhouses (we didn’t get the plastic covers off on time in the autumn and they froze then shattered in the wind) and put them ‘face’ to ‘face, creating a long walkway down the middle. Between the two, we added the last bit of the left over frame that we had used as the brassica cage last summer. We then wrapped it all in two long sheets of plastic. I don’t know the thickness because we found it impossible to find 3mm plastic in large enough pieces and the stuff we ordered said it was for polytunnels. It seems a bit thin to me though.
With 3mm plastic I would have been comfortable rolling edges together and stapling but we didn’t want to rip this. We settled on using duct tape to tape it all together. Some has come off in the rain already and we’ve topped it up so we’ll probably have to find a better seaming solution soon. As we speak, however, all around me I hear rain on the windows and roof (accompanied by the slight grunt of a dreaming cat!) telling me we’ll have a few more days at least to work on the solution. This year, it seems to be that April flowers precede May showers!
A few beautiful things from the past month are these flowers in the garden…
and this tray of eggs from friends.