I was pleasantly surprised, the market has grown considerably since I was last there. I do not often visit as it is 7 miles further than Wisbech or Lynn and less to see than either. However we had a side trip to Baytree Garden center on the way home.
I got some Nadine seed potatoes, I like these as an early maincrop although they are classed as a second early. I was really pleased as I have not seen them for a few years, I will also grow Arran Pilot and Rocket, all in tubs and bags round the paved area.
I was given 2 bags of bulbs at Baytree, which are now in pots, it is late to plant but if they don't flower this year they will next.
There were several varieties to pick from but I had these, they are fragrant and will make a show in 2 pots 1 either side of my door.
I have completed 2 more cushion covers and am very pleased with them.
I will be repeating this idea through my year of 52 challenges, not just cushion covers, I love bright colours and my head is buzzing with ideas. I saw a display of chiffon scarves in Spalding Market, if I can pick some up in the CS I think that they will make a good replacement for net curtains.
Dinner tonight was Cottage pie with a sweet potato topping, roast carrots and parsnips and sprouts. Followed half an hour later with a slice of apple and mincemeat sponge with a little cream, yummy.
I earned that walking about miles round Spalding and Baytree, not to mention the 3 walks that Ben had.
Tomorrow I am sorting out the big greenhouse, scrubbing the potting bench and generally getting ready to start some serious gardening. I am looking forward ti rolling my sleeves up and getting busy.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. A good day out with good company.
2. Sunshine, and lots of it.
3. Free flowers, lovely.
4. I have found a replacement slow cooker, half price. HAPPY.
5. The garden has emerged from swamp, it is looking better each day.
My slow cooker is 6.5 litre and I collect it tomorrow, it is also technically FREE as I have 2 £10 gift cards from work, and there is more than enough on my Nectar points to make up the rest.
No sewing for a couple of days my garden is singing a siren song and I am on the way to being bewitched.