Garden Update 10th June 2017: Rain and Wind
It’s been a quiet week here in the garden, greenhouse, and allotment. The rain and the wind have put the dampeners on much progress but at least it’s given the allotment seeds and seedlings a good watering in.
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.
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.
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.
The Tomato ‘Marmande’ seedlings are now little plants.
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.