We’ve had our afternoon coffee out on the back terrace for the past three days, and it's been heavenly. Sat on the bench, against the sunny back wall of our house, it was baking. I can’t remember ever having coffee breaks outside in short sleeves in February.
A few snowdrops, primroses and crocuses are in flower in the garden. (Hello, Gardening Bore 2019!) All four cats have been enjoying playing around us on the terrace. And our next-door neighbour has started preparing his veg beds.
So it’s feeling very spring-like this week. Don’t be too jealous of our spring sunshine, though. The weather forecast says it’ll hit -10C this weekend before warming up again next week.
The big question is, when shall we sow our tomato seeds? Our neighbour Stanka has already sown hers – she always sows on the same date in February, whereas we usually sow anytime between mid-February and mid-March, depending on the weather.
I reckon we’ll sow sometime in the next week. You? Isn't it strange to think we’re about to start sowing this year’s veg already? This winter has flown by. It’s like I blinked on Boxing Day and the next second it was spring.