Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Dug up the Brussells sprouts and I will freeze the sprouts.  I want the bed for the next crop.... parsnips, I think.... I will have to swot up on what is best to follow brassica. Time to consult my ancient Dig for Victory leaflet.

I was going to turn the bed over but after the rain in the last few days, everything is very claggy, so I only gave it a quick fork over.



Saturday, 25 February 2017

And now the first camellia...


Never noticed until this photo that the wall behind desperately needs re-pointing..oh dear!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Signs of spring...


The first little daffodil, thank you Beverley, this is the pot you gave me last year.

Doesn't look much like allium christopherii, but it is a very fine mini forest of moss fruiting bodies.


Don't know what this one is but it has flowered all winter in the crevices of the back yard wall.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

tomato seedlings
Yes, I know, I know I wasn't going to sow any tomato seeds until March, but a day of sunshine got to me...

4 each of Shirley, a medium size fruit which has been highly recommended
4 of Outdoor Girl, a cherry bush type which were free seeds from DT Brown
4 of Garden Pearl an old favourite, cherry bush type
I also have 4 or 5 overwintered Marmande shoots.  That will pretty much fill up my available growing space.

I also sowed some leek seeds into a 5" pot (I missed the boat last year so I'm determined not to this year) and potted up the chitted sweet peas.  No sign of life from either of these as yet, but early days.