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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Although it might not feel like it right now, each day in February is a small step towards the spring. The days are getting longer.

In the garden the crocuses are popping out of the snow in their golden yellow.

If I can get in the greenhouse for the snow, I am going to plant some early broad beans (I'm using The Sutton this year).  I have some lettuce and cavelo nero in there at the moment looking in great health.

I've spent a cold winter day looking through seed catalogues and got my order in. I think the first thing to arrive will be my seed potatoes. I'd better start collecting egg boxes to store them in on the windowsill!

One thing I do need to do this year is sort out the lawn in my back garden. My two dogs have made a dogs dinner of it! Their claws have dug up the grass terribly. If you have any ideas on what I could do instead of lawn, please add a comment - all suggestions gratefully received!