Dyer's garden coming along. First madder seedlings germinated today - supposedly tricky so I have various strategies on the go (although it is related to cleavers/goosegrass so should be vigorous). The germinated ones have been sitting on top of the fishtank so I am getting the others out of the fridge. Also got paeonia and lewisia germination. Especially overjoyed by the paeonies as it is a long wait for any sign of life (at least 2 years). Only 4 years before flowering (and as they are species types, this could be even longer). Off to have a quick dig at the allotment before easterly chills blast us and freezy snivelling is the limit of action -(have mended my leather trousers in preparation).