I've been out clearing up more space for Spring plantings today. There were a few small Mussleburgh leeks
which had overwintered extremely well. You may remember that last year I tried the Bulgarian Giant Leeks?
I won't bother with those again, although spectacularly long, they had no taste at all and they were not hardy. At the first sign of frost they bent over and went soft.
I tied up a couple of CDs in my plum tree this morning. This time last year a gang of blue tits came down and ate all the blossom and buds from this tree. I hope that a flash of sunlight from these danglers will keep them away.
Good Friday is the traditional day to plant your seed potatoes, but I managed a week early here. One row of Rocket first early
, and half a row of Charlotte
We welcome two new additions to the family. DaVikka
has purchased two new point of lay hens from Cotswold Chickens
yesterday. This one is a hybrid Sussex Star
The other one is a hybrid Black Star
hen. You can see below that she has had the top of her comb pecked off a little. Some inevitable squabbles between the four ladies as the permanent residents Tikka and Korma sort out the pecking order in the hen coop.
These two lovelies are as yet un-named. Can any one make some suggestions that I might forward to DaVikka?