Well, my mower finally packed up yesterday. The last twice I have used it, I have had to remove the blade, spray copious amounts of WD-40 on it, then glare and swear at it and bully it into life.
That didn’t work yesterday, so since I couldn’t find the receipt from 18 years ago, Granny’sGardenHimIndoors leapt into action and dashed off to our nearest Wickes and bought me a new one! The lawn looks better than it has for years.
All this torrential rain has kept the soil workable for longer than usual making weeding much easier.
I noticed a smell of basil in the greenhouse when I went in early yesterday morning and saw a huge snail munching the largest of my 4 very small basil plants. Hmmmmm.
Here are my Six-on-Saturday.
The raised bed first had 4 sacks of well rotted horse manure, then 4 fifty pound sacks of mushroom compost mingled with a little soil and plenty of garden compost. I was hoping to plant seeds in it straight away but I know you have to wait for a while until it isn’t as strong.
(The Tamarix tree has lost all the pink and will remain a dull brown colour until the green “leaves” take over. They are more like conifer greenery than ordinary leaves. The plastic domes are to discourage the pigeons and slugs from my courgettes and Brussels.)
These two little troughs of sempervivums have revived somewhat. They were packed with plenty of degradable “polystyrene” but although the arrows showed which way up the box should be transported, the plants were all at different angles or completely upside down and rather sorry for themselves!
This Primula that Mr Propagator gave me has shot up from the middle of the flowers that have finished to make a completely new flowerhead……..has anyone else had this?
I think this is a pyracantha but I am not sure. It comes back each year and is rather pretty.
This poppy is beautiful and blousy every year! It is in the front garden and I have been asked several times for seeds once it has finished flowering.
The Acer is quite striking but it doesn’t get any bigger – it has been there for at least 10 years!
At the left is a different perennial geranium. This one gets larger but doesn’t spread all around the neighbourhood.
I know you are thinking ” Not again!!!!” Well, yes, but I hope you notice the white blooms among the standard pink ones. They are on the same plants as the pink yet are a perfect white!
That’s it for another week! The forecast is for a good weekend here so maybe some time in the garden? I hope Mr Kingdon checks his predictive text before he refers to my erratic or even exotic power tools again.