Thursday, 10 April 2014

Looking Promising

Wednesday wasn't as sunny as Tuesday but the wind dropped and a few sunny periods lifted the temperature to a very pleasant 15.9°C.

It’s now round to that time of year where a regular look in the home greenhouse is required each morning to check on progress and see if any seeds or plants needs some water. Our first broad beans Witkeim Manita have germinated with their first green shoots pushing through the soil. They've taken 13 days to germinate in the greenhouse.

Last week our Himrod grape had the tiniest of buds ready to break but now it’s all systems go and before long it will be a case of cutting it back to stop it taking over the greenhouse. At the moment it’s hard to believe these fresh new shoots will grow so rapidly. The tiny flower buds are just visible nestled inside the unfurling leaves.
On the plot things are starting to appear more under control with the plot taking on a very spring like look with lots of fruit blossom and flowers taking over from that winter drabness the plot takes on in winter. 

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. The plot's looking lovely. I've got a grapevine outside of my back door that gets really big. I do prune it a bit, but I think I might have to be harder on it this year as I didn't have a single grape on it last year.

    1. Our greenhouse grape vine is treated as a thug. Left to its own devices it would take over the greenhouse. I found this out the hard way. Fortunately this severe treatment doesn't stop it producing lots of grapes - well not up to now!


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