SOUTHSEA GREEN: A magical time of year

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The weather has been so-so this week, good enough to get out the wheelbarrow to take some old plant pots up the garden, and mild enough to get indoor plants out of the polytunnel for some rain water.

The seed packets are throwing themselves off the shelves to get their contents into seed trays and so kick-start spring.

There’s a magic about this time of year – everywhere blossom and tiny buds are forming on just about every living thing. It must be down to the the spring equinox with the sun higher in the sky and being lighter for longer.

It won’t be long before our woollies and coats are in the cupboard and we are reaching for our shades and iced water. I want to plant some veg for the ‘Don’t Hate, Fill a Plate’ crew, who are doing a great job feeding the homeless on Saturday lunchtimes. If you can like their Facebook page or find out about the Bus Project – then you can do magic too.