Garden Update 10th June 2017: Rain and Wind

Garden Update 10th June 2017: Rain and Wind

Garden Update 10th June 2017: Rain and Wind

Previous Updates

Garden Update: 3rd June 

Garden Update: 27th May

Allotment Update

The wind has been the biggest thing to contend with. The unfilled water butt was knocked over and the cardboard laid on the paths to keep the weeds down broke free of the staking and went visiting other plots. This has now been tidied without damage. I’ve finished lifting turf on the boundaries and created a long bed that I’m going to play a little ‘no-dig’ experiment with. Jobs for next week will be more landscape fabric and bark chippings on the paths.

Greenhouse Update

Garden Update 10th June 2017: Rain and Wind
Aspirin Spray

I’ve decided to give the aspirin spray idea a go on my plants. Take a read of James Wong’s books for the recipe. The evidence is that it will produce more resilient plants and tastier crops. Watch this space.

Garden Update 10th June 2017: Rain and Wind
Asparagus Pea Seedlings

The New Zealand Spinach seedlings have come up and are mightily disappointing considering the side of the seeds. Instead, I’ll make do with watching the healthy Asparagus Peas develop.

Garden Update 10th June 2017: Rain and Wind
Tomato Marmande plants.

The Tomato ‘Marmande’ seedlings are now little plants.

Garden Update

Garden Update 10th June 2017: Rain and Wind
Eryngium borgatii and Lavender

The rain has helped the garden get a good drink. Having taken off the huge quantities of weed coverage, the soil was looking a little bare but at least the moisture can get right down to the roots now. The Moody Blue rose looks like it’s going to sprout again.

The two variants of my Eryngium borgatii are looking really healthy and should flower well and the Lavender is starting to brighten up the green.

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