There’s so much going on in the garden at the moment.
The raised veg’ beds were pretty bare back in March…
…but now they’re alive.
This year, in just the raised beds, we’re growing corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, chard, lettuce, onions, broad beans & leeks. In pots behind, garlic, runner beans, more broad beans & strawberries.
For new visitors, our 2 wooden beds are 1.5m x 1m each and we use the Square Foot Gardening idea…here’s how they were made.
‘Purple Heart’ ‘Black Sprite’ ‘Amethyst Dream’
The Centaurea ‘Purple Heart’ & ‘Black Sprite’ that I bought last year, have a new addition to the family, the sweet sounding ‘Amethyst Dream’.
Last year’s Calendula made it through this year’s mild winter….
…and the Californian Poppy seeds, ‘Eschscholzia californica 'Orange King', sown in the spring, have unravelled their silky smooth petals to reveal a blaze of colour.
Going to sow LOTS more of these next year!!
Continuing the orange theme, a gift from moi to Mr TG, Geum ‘Fire Storm’…
…looking good alongside Heuchera ‘Licorice’ and Dianthus ‘Memories’ in a dark wooden trough with a gravel topping.
I’ve made up a hanging basket for the pink, flowering strawberry plants.
The pond iris gets bigger & more striking each year.
‘Delphinium Magic Fountain’ ‘Tradescantia’ ‘Love-In-A-Mist’
Not had Delphiniums in the garden for years, but these are from the batch of pluglets that I bought almost a year ago from Thompson & Morgan that have finally, after mahoosive amounts of stern looks & finger wagging, come to fruition.
The Tradescantia is planted with a fern outside the back door in an old metal trough quietly doing its ‘thing’ and the Love-In-A-Mist is our faithful ol’ self seeds that come up through the purple slate pathways each year.
Mr TG insists that there is now officially ‘no more room in the garden for any more plants!!!’
So, desperate measures have been called for and now I’m putting plants in pots which can be dotted around pathways and moved under ones nose when in bloom. Ok…so the pathways are now an obstacle course, but like I said…desperate measures.
So new plants in pots include 2 of these Pyrethrum ‘Robinson's red’…
…and Trollius Chinensis 'Golden Queen’ with it’s huge buttercup-like flowers.
And finally, stage 1 of my dream to have my own wee nursery has begun.
Auriculas (top left) may be a while yet. Sheesh these seedlings are sooooo slow….. but hoping they’ll be worth the wait. A variety of red-flowering Heuchera seedlings (top tight) are beefing up nicely and my million or so Dianthus have started to flower.
Right… off to remind the family what I look like…have a groovy week in your garden!