Thursday, 6 May 2010

green fingers...


The weather is very changeable, from clear blue skies to heavy showers and cold winds. We have planted most of our seedlings out now, some of the more delicate ones are on a tray (pictured above) that we bring in at night. This year we have indulged in lots of flowers and today I bought a couple of blackcurrant plants from school for just £3!

so far we have planted these fruit & vegetables...
Peas ~ kelvedon wonder
Beans ~ galaxy
Shallots ~ red sun
Potatoes ~ early desiree
Tomato's ~ gardeners delight
Carrots ~ fun round parmex variety
Pumpkins ~ mammoth
Wild Rocket
Blackcurrant
Strawberry ~ from last year

and these flowers...
Sweet Williams ~ wee willie mix (I just love the name!)
Cosmos ~ purity, just white
Scabious ~ pincushion blue
Viburnum ~ summer snowflake
Snapdragon ~ antirrhinum
Verbena ~ ridgida {great for butterflies}
Sweet Peas ~ cupid mix
Sunfower ~ sunshine giant
Geranium ~ himalayense

and these we already have in the garden...
Apple trees
Fig tree, espaliered against a wall
Climbing jasmine that grows up the treehouse and smells divine on a warm summer eve!
Twisted hazel
Grape hyacinth
Hydrangea
Hellebores
Ferns
Bluebells
& lots of dandelions!

We weren't going to plant much this year as we are still hoping for an allotment. But almost two years after asking the local council for provision of an allotment site for our village, the consultation process is still going very, very s l o w l y !

2 comments:

  1. All those plantings sound like my idea of heaven.

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  2. you should be able to feast over the coming months! we love garden fruit and veg!
    Rosaleen ♥

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