Saturday, April 28, 2007
Considering how unhealthy this plant looked when I first bought it, it is amazing to see it with these beautiful purple coloured leaves. Follow the link on the title of this post to see previous acer updates.
Aubergine on the left with the biggest of my tomato plants on the right. Space left in the middle for either a cucumber, chili, or pepper plant - whichever seedlings grow the largest the quickest!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I have also planted out some little stick things which I received for Christmas which came in what looks similar to a match stick envelope of Alpine Strawberries (Fragaria vesca), Wild Flowers, and Butterfly Flowers.
Not sure where I shall plant these out when they grow as I have courgette plants to plant out soon and I would like to sow some more lettuce straight into the vegetable patch as the first lot didn't take very well - I may even sow some in the green house or under the little propagator. I am off over weekend and then Monday and Tuesday too so hopefully weather permitting I shall spend some more time outside - I may even attempt the gate which remains in bits!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I have also replaced the hanging basket with a fern plant which looks effective and will hopefully be low maintenance, weeded the border, planted out the horse chestnut seedling into a pot (the one that was growing in the "wild" part of the border), and sowed some sunflower seeds onto the border at the bottom of the garden.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Fritillaria plants which have just flowered in one of the pots in the garden. I vaguely remember planting the bulbs last autumn. Will have to look up exactly which kind it is. I think I have kept the leaflets that came with the bulbs... They appear very delicate plants.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Anyone who has any ideas on the wild plants leave a comment - it would be interesting to know what they are. I will continue to try and identify them this end...
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Hasn't the weather been gorgeous? And I have got little seedlings growing in the vegetable patch! I hope that more will spring through soon and that where the cat has dug around a bit will not have disturbed the others too much. The cat and slug repellent, black cotton and warm weather have done the trick...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The seeds I planted at the end of March have done well in all this warm weather we have had recently. I planted up three pots with seeds, two of which are already growing... tomatoes and I think butternut squash but I am not sure! I cannot for the life of me remember what was in the third pot! Will have to wait and see...
Have been in the garden again today and spruced it up a little. I have mowed the lawn and done some weeding in the borders. More importantly I have put in some more canes and attached some black cotton with the hope of deterring the cat from doing it's business all over the vegetable patch. I will be surprised if anything grows as it has been dug over by the cat and then raked over by me a few times now in different areas. I never saw the cat throughout the day today. It must know it has been naughty!