Today started out overcast and little cooler.
I did get the hollyhocks transplanted and a few of the extra iris rhizomes (yes, I know it is the wrong season!) that were in the potager. I then topped of the bark mulch in the paths. The only planting done was few 'Unwin's Striped Mix' sweet peas that I had pre- sprouted.
The spinach patch is now covered with bird netting. Last year was a double whammy for spinach. Germination was very sparse and as soon as the few came up, they were snipped off by birds. This year will be different! There are now 42 spinach transplants covered with netting.
Speaking of sweet peas, while going through the stash I found I had quite a collection of heirloom varieties. I'm starting to pre- sprout them now and hope that I can some of the more interesting ones to germinate. The seed is between 6 and 4 years old.