Woke up to hear Pippa Greenwood on the news explaining how to protect all our new spring plants from the hailstorm due on Sunday. Apparently we have to throw old pyjamas over them. I have
200 cowslips just hardened off plus quantitites of foxgloves, heuchara, lavender, lettuce seedlings, dicentra, chocolate mint (smells exactly like After 8s), alliums and cornflowers, simply do not have enough pyjamas. Will have to move everything under cover which means every
windowsill in every room but not the chocolate mint which the labrador is
certain to eat, since it contains a calorie.
Spent all day snipping off misshapen or dead leaves from the cowslips, filled two buckets with leaves and the plants look much better if much smaller. Judging two weeks yesterday so they'd better hurry up and grow