I thought it was time I let you have a peep inside our garden greenhouse - although by now it will probably look a little different as things are moving on all the time. As soon as I had taken the photos there was pricking out, potting on and planting out to be done.
The first two photos are just general views - the first from the door and the second from the far end looking back towards the door.
We have decided to bring in our peach and nectarine trees to try and avoid peach leaf curl. They will sit where the pile of black air pots are at the moment.
Tomato and pepper plants can be found all over the greenhouse - there are some good looking plants which we hope will stay that way once they are planted in their final pots.
There are no shelves on the right of the greenhouse as you enter so trays and pots are arranged on the floor. At the end by the door are our fig plants - the baby fig has grown considerably since I last mentioned it. The two large ceramic pots are planted up with osteospernum that overwintered in the greenhouse and are now ready to spend summer outside by the summer house.
Trays and pots contain various seedings and small plants. You may be able to spot the dianthus cuttings that I took from cut flowers bought from the local greengrocers. These have rooted and hopefully will produce home grown cut flowers. In the small black pots are annual flower seedlings which are destined for the plot.
The large plants at the back in the photo below are dahlias ready for the plot and the young plants on the front right are Inca berries - one of our first- timers this year. You may also be able to spot the tray of tiny alpine strawberry seedlings.
Moving to the other side of the greenhouse, on the trays below as well as tomatoes we have viola with a tray of aubergines tucked in behind them. There are more annual flower seeds which were sown once the ones shown in the previous photo had germinated. Behind the pots are some young hellebores growing on before being planted in the garden. These, dark purple and yellow varieties, are to boost the colour range in our hellebore area. Also below are small Crown Prince squash plants and the cyclamen that I grew from seeds taken from my plants last year.
In the large terracotta pots are basil, Chinese chives and spring onions. Alongside them are sweet peas.
The grapevine is growing well and producing bunches of flowers which hopefully will translate into bunches of grapes.
If we pop outside you can see the new coldframes are already in good use containing lettuce, sweet peas brassicas, sunflowers and courgettes.
In the old cold frame are leek seedlings, lettuce and more sweet peas. There were some erysimum when the photo was taken but these have now been planted out in the garden.In a short while things will look very different.
A full list of seeds sown and plants bought this year is here and our monthly sowing and planting schedule is here.