Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Fine day again..well, mostly. But not cold which is a blessing.

Spent the morning in the front garden planting lots of small plants which have been suffering in trays waiting for the ground to soften so I can plant them out. Lots of Sweet William and a few wallflowers for next year.

Planted out two little rose bushes.  Now that the daffs and tulips have died back there seems to be loads of room.

To the plot in the afternoon to water the seeds: beetroot, purple queen french beans, florence fennell, turnips, root parsley.

Summer pruned the currant bushes. Three reasons to do this:
 a lot of the new growing tips on the blackcurrant were curled up and distorted with greenfly colonies and I want to stop the spread to the white and red currants next to it,
the bushes were outgrowing their netting,
to let light and air in to the developing fruit.
I couldn't find any info on how to do this, so I used my gut instinct and trimmed off the new wood back to about 3 or 4 leaves.

Picked a punnet of delicious strawberries. Yum!

One more cucumber bit the dust.

Planted out a marrow bought from the plant scheme.


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