Spring seems a long way off although my newsletter from Franchi Seeds of Italy today was exhorting me to get sowing in the cold frame to get ahead of the game. They suggest tomatoes, peppers, chillies, aubergines, Lettuce Ciucca, sugar snaps, broad beans and peas, and cauliflower Macerata.

I think I need some more long johns.

Interesting fact of the day…………. January 13th is St Hilary’s Day, traditionally the coldest day of the year. So, to quote another song….. things can only get better.