My Garden & Allotments in February 2013
Like January, February has been a right mixed bag in terms of the weather.
Apparently it has been colder than normal with temperatures being much lower for the time of the year.
They struggled to reach 1°-2°C (34°-37°F) when we could reasonably expect 6°- 8°C (43°- 46°F)
It has also been quite a dry month, with the rainfall being around half the monthly average.
In the second week of the month we had a fair amount of snow, then we had the added chill factor from the 50 mph winds coming in from Siberia making it feel colder still.
These are a few pictures of my garden taken during the month. (click on pictures to enlarge)
Here are a few views from other parts of the garden during the month;
Bits & Pieces
Growing under cover
At this time of the year there is not lot to do in the greenhouse apart from ensuring that seeds on hot bed do not dry out.
During the first week of the month, I took delivery of my seed potatoes so I set them up to 'chit', plus I took a number of Chrysanthemum cuttings.
Some seedlings on the hotbed
Plants hardening off in the coldframes
A few of my houseplants.
Basically all that can be done on the allotments is preparatory and maintainance work such as preparing the greenhouse beds and repairing damage glass in the greenhouses, and harvest any crops as they become ready.
Views across the plots
Some of the crops
Soil Preparation in the Greenhouses
As mentioned previously much of the work done on the the allotments this month was maintainance work on two of my greenhouses!
During the high winds last October about 40% of the glass blew out of my 8' x 6' greenhouse so I replaced this.
Once this was completed, I started major refurbishment of my 28' x 8' greenhouse which I estimate to be at least forty years old, as it was becoming rather worse for wear hence the refurbishment!
8' x 6' Greenhouse
.............and that concludes my blog for February 2013!