There are some flowers on the strawberries (they think it is spring even if it hasn't felt like it much lately) so I put the hoops over the beds ready for the netting to go on.
I only came to check on some cabbage plants that I pricked out the other day. They were so pot bound I had to tear them apart and I was worried there wouldn't be enough root left on after the rough surgery. They were suffering a bit in the heat, but otherwise look as if they will make it.
I did lots of work in the gardens at home, making space for and planting out the perennials, some from the Sutton's lucky dip and some from last year's plant scheme that I successfully over-wintered. I've still got loads left, especially the delphiniums and oenothera which are quite big plants and difficult to know where to put them in our little garden.
I'm doing a sunflower trial for Which? so they went out into the front garden.
I have to study them and take note of the insects which visit them. It will give me a good excuse not to do house-work, "Sorry, can't clean the cooker top today, I'm watching the sunflowers"
They gave me a check-list of plants to test and I ticked quite a few of them thinking I would just get one, not realising that they would send me them all. So now on top of my own plants, and some of the allotments plants, I've got Which? plants - all in a little 6x8 lean-to greenhouse.
- I've got about 45 antirrhinums, when I already had a couple of trays of my own.
- 5 more cucumber plants, extra to the 3 of my own
- 6 more tomato seedlings, plus 4 given by a friend, I already have 6 of my own
- 13 sunflowers
- 3 petunias
- 4 sweet peas
- and some to direct sow when the weather gets warmer
[I remembered that I ranted a bit about this a while back(January) so apologies for repeating myself, but really!]