Had a busy week just potting some seedlings, planting runner beans and putting the strawberries that Granny’sGardenHimIndoors bought me from Morrisons into the old wheelbarrow, amongst other things.
I have nearly finished a raised bed made from some low picket fences I bought at least 10 years ago from Argos. I thought they were all the same size but 2 of the 6 were different. Quite challenging and took all day Thursday. I will line it with some permeable sheeting. I hope it will be completed for next week.
Looking forward to a sunny weekend!
PEONIES at last! This plant is a couple of days earlier than the others. The Weigela behind is looking good. The perennial geranium continues to impress.
Just down the flowerbed, the Aquilegias are thriving along with the rhubarb, the sedum, the Lychnis Coronaria, the Heuchra I grew from seed many years ago, some forget-me-nots which have had a short reprieve and, at the back, the Special Child rose bush. Have I missed anything?
These strawberries were £1 each and are very healthy. I will show them in their wheelbarrow in a couple of weeks.
If you look closely, you can count 6 runner bean plants although one is nearly hidden by the peony. I have put in another 6 bean seeds in case any of these don’t survive.
The wheelbarrow can be seen at the left but it is a bit untidy, at the moment. I put the strawberries into compost in an old “Green box” from ages back but the top of the box protruded above the edge of the wheelbarrow so I bought some hay from a pet shop with the idea of hiding the box.
Meanwhile, the Tamarix tree is getting more feathery. The raised bed is in place behind it but I cannot hammer the stakes in enough due to the very hard clay soil. This afternoon I will water around them and hope to soften the soil enough! (The pile of bricks is the path I had to lift to fit the raised bed in. I will use them to put a path across the front of the raised bed. I am trying to be able to reach all the vegetable garden from paths made from left over bricks and blocks from our driveway and patio.)
The Welsh Poppy looks lovely – it shows off the perennial geranium a treat!
Last night I found an old gardening programme called “Real Gardens”. A very young Monty Don and Carol Klein and no sign of Nigel. Quite gentle watching. Does anyone remember “Garden Club”? I felt that was about real people in real gardens.
Well, I must do the ironing at some point and clean the bathroom but I think that can wait for a rainy day…….it had better rain soon!!