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We woke this morning to a heavy frost – the neighbours’ lawns had turned white, and anyone wanting to move their car would have to scrape the windscreen first.  That gave way to sun, then strong winds which threatened to blow the washing off the line and into the next village.  But it hadn’t stopped the white clematis Montana from opening and showing off its first flowers.

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Nor the allium, which has been threatening to flower for a couple of weeks and decided today was the day.

Meanwhile, matters are getting out of hand in the greenhouse/potting shed.  With the threat of more frost over the long weekend, I daren’t plant anything outside.  Among the boxes, pots and troughs are the 56 beetroot seedlings – now pricked out into individual bio-degradable pots – and 72 chard seedlings (36 in each trough), pricked out this morning.

Meanwhile, my raised beds remain empty of everything bar garlic and climbing beans.

Hopefully there’s more going on in other gardens; have a look at The Propagator’s Blog to see what’s been happening elsewhere.