VPA not happy with the Weather

What can I say?   We’re two thirds through March as I write this and has the weather improved since February?  No!! Then it was raining stair rods, blowing a gale and the weather gauge was showing 3.9 degrees centigrade!!  Now we’ve had the Beast from the East – Twice!! and Storm Emma from the West, with temperatures down to minus 6 degrees centigrade!!  At least in February I could sit and watch the winter Olympics!!  Now I’m just watching my broad beans and pea plants growing all spindly in the greenhouse as it’s too dodgy to try and put them in the freezing ground!! The only consolation is that at least the potatoes are still chitting nicely in the cool of the spare bedroom!!          !!! Have you ever seen so many explanation marks !!!

Good News!!  The Summer Show Schedule is now available from the Blewbury post office or you can receive it online by emailing Eileen on vpa.in.bl.up@gmail.com or ring Margaret in Upton on 01235 850126.

More Good News!!  Full details of our trip to West Green House Gardens at Hartley Witney in Hampshire will be available in next months Upton News – the date is Saturday 16th JUNE – so please put it in your diary – with any luck we might have a bit of sunshine!!

DID YOU KNOW ?  Gertrude Jekyll said “Some of the most delightful of all gardens are the little strips in front of roadside cottages. They have a simple and tender charm that one may look for in vain in gardens of greater pretension.” AND:  Vita Sackville-West said “The more one gardens, the more one learns; and the more one learns, the more one realizes how little one knows.  I suppose the whole of life is like that.”

Happy Gardening – weather permitting!!!