At the end of March we should be getting some warmth in the day. But no! Today I went to Coolings Garden Centre to get a few bits and pieces and IT SNOWED!!!! Fine when I set off, fine when I got there, but the minute I stepped out of the car it started snowing. It was very cool at Coolings!
But I managed, in between restorative visits to the coffee shop, to have a good look round and get a few things that I can't find back home
They had a dazzling display of Spring flowers...
... much more than this titchy picture from their website, and I bought a couple of pots of Tête a Tête daffodils which I'll take back with me and plant at home in the autumn.
The large varieties don't seem to do well, so I'm hoping these little ones will naturalise and be beautiful next year.
I also bought some Sweet Pea seeds to plant in the autumn so that they will flower early in the French summer before it gets too hot!
My old, cheapo kneeler is cracked and worn out so I treated myself to this super-duper one, made with memory foam. Maybe it'll help me remember the names of all the plants!
I was delighted to find a stiff hand brush for only £2.99 as these are IMPOSSIBLE to find in France...
This is not for the garden, but my little carpet runners, which are hard to rid of all my woolly and cotton bits with just the vacuum!