As some of you know I have developed an obsession with our new glasshouse. Me and Rascal (the dog) are often found there at 6.30 in the morning while i pot up the softwood cuttings collected from around the garden that morning and prick out seedlings before it gets too hot (!).
Somehow these little seedlings become precious. I suppose it is because we have spent time choosing the seed, planting the seeds, watering, pricking out and potting on these little vulnerable things, until finally they are ready for the big wide world.
And that happened to be this week for some. The first of the seedlings have now been planted and, after a good watering in, are left to fend for themselves against the elements and slugs.
So the first to go in have been Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green', Ammi majus, Salvia horminum 'White Swan', Matthiola bicornis, Nemophila menziesii, Verbascum phlomoides.