Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mother's Day

Tomorrow is Mother's Day here in Ireland, we share the date with the UK as other countries have it on the first Sunday in May.Flowers,cards and chocs will be sold out in most stores before closing time this evening.My first daffodils have obliged me by blooming for the day!The really cold spring has slowed up the blooms on the daffodils this year.
Some catkins on the contorted willow in the front garden at home
This clump of daffs is also in the front garden and have been like this for over a week, refusing to leave the cover of their buds to come out in the cold!
The mange tout is growing strongly and getting bushy, putting them out in the greenhouse has worked wonders as they were getting too spindly indoors.
The white onions are coming on and a space is reserved for them on the allotment in the next week or so
The cauliflower and cabbages have also come on since I transplanted the seedlings into 3" pots.
The dwarf beans are just up on the bedroom windowsill and the purplette salad onions are putting in an appearance at long last in the greenhouse
Tomorrow I am invited out for lunch so there will be no gardening or blogging done for the day.
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers everywhere.

7 comments:

talesfromagarden said...

I know the changing of the background is a nuisance it took a while for mine to oblige!
The mange tout look great very strong plants.
Have a great day tomorrow!Kathleen

Barbarapc said...

Happy Mother's Day Peggy! The little plants are looking fabulous. I'm hoping to get an allotment this year; I'm #5,8,20 on the waiting list for the three gardens in town. Going to start some veggies in a week or so in hopes that I've got space to plant them. Maybe those daffs will bloom tomorrow for your special day.

PeggyR said...

Happy Mother's Day! Have a great day tomorrow.

Ann said...

The cold has delayed my snow drops this year, I went and looked at them yesterday and they are all flowering now, about two weeks later than usual.

Your veg all looks very healthy and ready to go to your allotment, won't be long now!

Lynda said...

Hope that you have a wonderful mother's day, Peggy - enjoy your lunch !

W. Latane Barton said...

Happy Mother's Day Peggy, my dear blogging friend. I hope that your children/grands etc. will shower you with all the love and attention you deserve.

Johan Donald said...

Happy Mothers Day !!