It was too darn chilly to venture outside for any length of time yesterday - yes, I know I'm a wuss - so I stayed in and re-potted flourishing seedlings into bigger pots, and sorted out more seeds to plant. Every window sill's covered in plant pots now, and I've had to raid the kitchen for saucers and dishes to place under them.
Today was a little milder, so I did get a couple of hours of digging and clearing done. I unearthed more rubbish from under the membrane and limestone. Plastic children's toy coins, broken glass, rusted screws, a plastic bag and half a concrete fence post. Yup, more concrete buried in the garden. There's no end to it. If there wasn't a chance of another frost in the next fortnight or so I'd start planting things out just in order to get some greenery in place. But I'll wait until around the last week of May, and probably splurge on some trays of cheap bedding plants for instant impact.
What's nice to see is that once a patch of ground is dug the birds - sparrows mainly - hop around searching for worms, and hopefully finding a little feast here and there.
By the way, if you're after cheap Grow Bags or Tub & Hanging Basket compost then nip along to Lidl quick-smart. At £1.29 for a 27 litres Grow Bag or Tub compost at £1.49 for 20 litres they're total bargains and good quality too.
Moved from a garden-less city flat in the South West to a Yorkshire village in 2016. I now have a garden ... of sorts.