My last post was in January – I spoke of all the things I would miss out on due to a holiday I would be taking though the months of February and March. I planted out the Dahlia I bought and gave last year’s ones to a friend. All of the wheels of life turn … Continue reading Sad News
As it pours with rain outside I contemplate the success and failures of my garden so far. A lot of renovations were completed over the length of this summer and plants put in and taken out. I put in a new vegetable ‘patch’ and also a ‘I don’t quite know what to do with yet’ … Continue reading Six on Saturday: The unexpected and the overgrown
A very late six today as I was enjoying the sunshine and filling the day with chores (of the good type like eating out and gardening) I have a plague of aphids; last week I bought ladybird larvae and by some accident of the post they arrived just as I was going away to a … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Pests and Produce
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about some new seeds that I had purchased and mentioned there were some coming from America. Well, last week they arrived and I have just sown them all up. They’re from a company that people have mentioned quite a bit; Rare Seeds (Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company) specialising … Continue reading Yay More Seeds!
A few months ago one of my ‘Jack Be Little’ pumpkin seedlings has a flower that I pollinated with courgette pollen. The next time I had a female pumpkin flower I did the same this – this time on a different plant. Both were planted outside after that and I don’t think there are any … Continue reading Weird pumpkin update
I love when I go to the mail box and spy the hard cardboard envelope in amongst the other business envelopes that surely contain bills or junk info. The sight of the brown card means that seeds have arrived! Last week I ordered seeds from The Real Seed Catalogue – they are a family run … Continue reading Yay Seeds!
Here are a few updates from projects I have been cultivating (pun intended) These are the sweet potato slips (Update! Experiments in (sweet) potato) growing under lights in the office. They are growing along quite slowly which I think is fine as it is cold outside and they will only be planted out when it … Continue reading Updates and a weird pumpkin