The blue Irises went into the “Blue Garden” and are very matchy matchy with the perennial Delphiniums. The Tulips were very impactful en masse in large pots. More pots next year!
It may be an indoor day, but it’s indoors with seedlings! A good use for a sunny window sill.
I didn’t even have the spelling correct until a few minutes ago. Probably because these sprouts seldom come into my vocabulary. I grew them on a whim as one of the “last men standing” trays of seedlings present at the garden centre on one august autumn morning. The garden bed would likely be left fallow […]
I’m coming up to my third full summer of growing vegetables in my dedicated raised planter beds. On reflection, I definitely had a great dose of beginners luck. I’ve not successfully grow eggplant on successive attempts. The corn last year was dismal. And the tomatoes were only “ok” for the effort expended. This year I […]
Having not had great success growing pumpkins and butternut squashes to date, I’d almost decided to give up on the effort of these. The “atlantic giant” pumpkin I grew, although a looker, had a hollow interior and mushy skin. Better in appearance than use. And although I’d had plenty of butternut squash fruit over the […]
A highlight of moments from the garden so far this summer: My new rose Wollerton Old Hall. Gorgeous, chubby, cabbagey roses with a lovely scent. Looking striking here against an hydrangea. The bees are loving the creeping thyme. It’s a fabulous ground cover that has the advantage (unlike some others I’ve tried) of not being […]