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I have been sorting out our big border, I weeded, manured and mulched it in the winter and am now taking photos every month to remind myself where things are in case they need moving next winter. There are a number of things that don't fit in at all and as they identify themselves by flowering I am digging them out and replacing them with something I really like.
In the greenhouse we have tomatoes (some already set), peppers, chillis, melons and some flower seeds I have started to be planted out in the autumn. The vegetable garden has runner beans, mange tout, kale, sweet corn, sweet peas, leeks, onions, butternut squash and a lot of lettuces. I have also planted some Italian plum type tomatoes outside to use for sauces and chutneys.
I mow the lawn about once a week and that gives me about 3 miles on my Fitbit.
What on earth can that be? Plum trees are thornless!!
Anyone have any idea of what this is and how come?
@Wolfie, I have no idea what your thorny growths could be, perhaps someone much cleverer than me will be along to help you!
@Sallyo, you certainly have a very productive garden and I like your idea about the apple recipes.
@SianS, you are lucky to have your OH interested in the garden. Mine does the mowing and hedge cutting but isn't interested in growing anything, so sometimes it feels like an uphill struggle! I too have some potatoes growing from last years 'stragglers', so I may check them out later to see if they are edible.
Yesterday, I managed to get my beans and corn set out and there was just enough room to plant a row of mixed salad leaves. Well it's a start!
Thrilled and excited.
It has some grass, a shared drying green, a concrete 'patio' area and a bit that is going to be reclaimed and used for veg. I'M probably a bit late for stuff this year, so I'm learning how to be a pot gardener, containers probably sounds better
We have a wee sitooterie at the front door and I've stuck herbs in pots there, and got Beloved some strawberries down in the 'patio' . stuck in some pansies, a couple of fuscias and a hosta.
Really please with the low budget and totally delighted that the local council makes compost which we can get for free.
Loving being home!!!!
My chicken ate my spinach. That's all. My first ever attempt. It was from seed and was doing very nicely thanks,
to this, my take on a japanese courtyard garden
It's a work in progress still but I'm hoping it will get finished soon. x
I was hoping to get in the garden today to finish off the weeding in one of the flower beds that I started yesterday but the weather is against me - sunshine then showers on a repeat loop! Mind you, I suppose that I should be happy that there is some rain - living, as I do, in one of the driest areas of England! At least it will cut down on the vegetable watering.
I think it's more the front garden really as I took down a fence,the pergola and cut the trees/hedge by a third. Instead of talking to me they 'sent me to coventry' lol. I found an apple and pear tree and raspberry canes in the jungled mess!
I am very lucky to have two gardens including a small pond and resident wildlife. We are getting lots of rain here, maybe you would like some! x
24 Feb 2019, 18:08
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