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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunny Day

Well, I have spent the last two days in the garden and what a lot I've done. The weather has been amazing and it has been nice to simply plod on with bits and bobs.

I've planted up the vegetable patch with carrots, gem and red lettuce, beetroot, garlic, red onions, and 3 Brussel's sprout plants. I've made sure to give it a good sprinkling of the cat repellent after watering as the cats tend to dig up bits of it and mess up all the lines! No doubt there will be evidence of cats tomorrow.

I've planted out three tomato plants into one grow bag and two courgette plants into another. I've set them up with the watering systems so they are ready for when we are away.

Digging over the bottom of the garden took a while as it always gets overgrown with the bindweed. I have planted some mint along the border there in the hope that it will grow vigorously and out compete the bindweed. I have tried a number of different plants along there and none of them survive. I planted a horseradish a few weeks back which look a little worse for wear but may survive now I've cleared around it.

The potatoes are doing well in their bag. Not sure how long I have to leave them before picking them. I think it was about august last year.

Mouse Trap

For a few months now there has been evidence of mice in the shed and they have gnawed through and tried to eat a number of things. The shed currently smells like a rabbit hutch there are so many droppings in it! I've tried all sorts of other metods but as a last resort the mouse trap has been used...

Soft Sheild Fern

The second new fern. Divisilobium Group: Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

Hart's Tongue Fern

A new fern for the garden. Hope it likes the shade. Asplenium scolopendrium

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Hosta, originally uploaded by richiesoft.

Only one hosta has appeared to grow so far this year. I think it is one that I got from Mum and Dad's garden in Suffolk since it looks nothing like the 'touch of class' nor the 'fire and ice' that I bought from the market in Bury St Edmunds last year. Nevermind there is still time for them to come through I suppose. Anyone any ideas on the type of hosta this is?


Potatoes, originally uploaded by richiesoft.

The potatoes are coming through in the bag - must get some more soil to layer over the top of the shoots coming up.