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As confusing as the March Hare

“Then you should say what you mean,' the March Hare went on. `I do,' Alice hastily replied; `at least - at least I mean what I say - that's the same thing, you know.'” - Lewis Carroll

Alice was finding the March Hare as confusing as I’ve been finding March in the garden. Some sunshine and rain this week and possible snow this weekend. The bulbs don’t know whether to come out or not. But it’s good to see the brave crocus are up. They have given us some lovely purple colour in the raised bed.

I’m still not trusting the weather, so I have started sowing seeds indoors on my window ledges. A few herbs, peas and tomatoes so far. Then when the snow is over they can go outdoors in our mini green houses.


The rhubarb is still managing to survive. No sign of the slugs getting to it this week, despite the rain and milder weather. So it is poking out about an inch. I think I will cover it to protect it from the next lot of snow though.



The grass in the garden is quite boggy and full of weeds. In fact, there seems more weeds than grass. We are hoping that our Japanese Knotweed patch will have gone now. So fingers crossed.


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