Spring Slow To Spring At Glamis Castle

It does seem the garden has somewhat forgotten to wake up from its winter sleep, only a few of our lawns have been cut and Glamis famous daffodil displays are still very much in the green. I guess the sunshine of this week will help to get things going.

The hot bed system I described last month using fresh horse manure to heat a cold frame is working really well, sitting about 7 degrees warmer than the outside temperature. The first salads are up and ready to prick out including cos lettuce, mustard and salad bowl. Outside in the ground more salad has been sown as well as broad beans and parsnips with tatties going in over the next few weeks

Also in the kitchen garden the first of the Rhubarb is almost ready for harvesting, for me it marks the start o