I’m struggling some at the moment. In some ways i’m in limbo: waiting for things to happen. waiting for the compost to be delivered. waiting for the weather to clear (yes, i know what we talked about, sez, i mean in terms of getting non-hardy stuff planted). waiting for the broadies and sweetcorn to harden off so i can get them in the cold frame. its all creeping forward slowly, and i want it all to happen! spring to be here! instead of this slow creep. its demoralising.

I’m having a lot of bad dreams at the moment, with the result that i’m not sleeping as well as i should be. I don’t know why, and i don’t know what about, i just know i wake up either shaking or drenched in sweat. Michiel told me i’ve been tossing and turning a lot too. There’s obviously something my head needs to sort out. I tend to go quiet when i’m struggling with stuff on the blog, and write when i’ve got it sorted out in my head. That may be the wrong way to go around it but.. that’s me.

in terms of the garden: my broadies and sweetcorn are going great guns. In fact, they’re growing out of their loo rolls so thats why i’m hardening them off; hoping the cold outside will check them a little, cos otherwise they’re gonna get planted out before last frost risk date (early may for us). my tomatoes, tomatillos and peppers are doing well too. I’ve sowed a bunch more seeds today, hopefully they’ll come up soon too. My garlic chives never did come up. i think i know why: i covered the pot with clingfilm and they may not like that. so i’ll try again. mint is struggling too. may sow some more.  Compost is being delivered on thursday: I’ve got to get bed 5 built in the next few days (and go buy a wheelbarrow!). i also want to get the cold frame up and ready. the potatoes are chitted and ready to go out very soon so that’s another job. its all about to kick off, i think. and Sez sent me some lovely seeds including climbing borlottis, purple french beans, and some lovely peppers (including chocolate pepper: sorry girls, its in reference to the colour, not the taste!).

The knitting is going great guns. I’m about halfway through a very large panel – about 4 of the smaller panels across – and so large it won’t all fit on one needle (stretched out i mean). its a checked pattern that looks really good. I’ve got some lovely chocolate brown wool too that goes well with that blue so gonna do some squares in that as well. I got a book on knitting out of the library to look into other stitches and to my delight there are lots of techniques out there so when i finish this square i’m going to knit up a sampler and have a go at some of them, some of them are so pretty.

Lastly: the housing association we rent our flat from has a newsletter, and they’ve appealed for someone to try & review green gadgets. I’ve put in for this, so hopefully i’ll get to test something cool – a wormery would be great!! We’ll see though. 🙂