Having a big garden is lovely, but the downside is that you need big planter to make any impression at all. So anything I can up-cycle is great. Thanks to a friend of ours, we acquired these three old builders wheelbarrows. I bought some very good value plants to go in them. I always buy plants that will last me more that one year, to gets seeds or take cuttings. I don’t think, if you are on a budget, bedding plants are a sensible option. Look how beautiful they are, thanks Jeremy!
Well, last time I attempted this time ran away with me and my dandelions just stewed away in the bucket and I ended up throwing them away. I decided I must try harder! But when the sun shines on the dandelions and they are fully opened to the sun , I am always tempted to go and pull their heads off and do something beautiful with them! Of course there are loads still left in the garden worshiping the sun.
Oooh, I’m getting a little excited about the up coming growing season.
There are violets coming out all around our garden.
I spent some time yesterday tidying up some fruiting plants to let the air and sun get to them. It was a very satisfying afternoon and the plants look great too.
These chillies have been grown using my own home made compost and so need weeding, but making your own compost saves lots of money!
I’m looking forward to this crop of chillies as this is all I’ve got left from a bumper crop which I dried two years ago!
These tomatoes are grown in my compost as well and as you can see are doing fine.
I gave them and the chillies a feed of organic seaweed fetilizer yesterday.
I am really pleased to report that my 5op chilli plants that I bought in the summer are now looking like this.
As I hadn’t time to prepare the beds when the plants were ready my squashes and courgettes went into a wheel barrow and some large pots. They are looking like this.
These are at an advantage being by the back door, watering is easy. I’m looking forward to the fruit now that I have got all those flowers 🙂 By the way, these are all growing in my home made compost!
Well, here in Norfolk in the UK, the weather has been very gloomy and dull and the plants and vegetables are reluctant to grow.
I’ll show you the bright bits first. The chive flowers always are a treat.
The Aquilegia are one of my favourites as they flower for quite a long time.
The greenhouse is very slow this year, any taste of warmth though and the plants put on a spurt of growth.
I went out this morning for watering duty and something has been eating my chilli plants
and my courgettes
Life for plants is very hard and frustrating for humans.
Well, the plants are struggling to put on greenery at the moment as it is so dull and chilly. I ventured out to see what was happening and transplanted a few tomatoes and my cucumbers.
These are two aubergine plants and as I’m using home made compost I have a couple of surprise verbena seedlings that had popped up along side them.
A lovely hardy geranium is in flower, they are always up lifting.
My broad beans, I have more to put in, but I am waiting for them to grow a bit more in the greenhouse.
New potatoes showing their little heads.
Finally, a lovely aquilegia coming into flower and the beautiful sunny green of the marjoram plant right next to it.
Now all we need is some sunshine! 🙂
I’ve been eyeing up these dandelions for a couple of days.
Then Today Keith said he was going to mow the lawn. So that he didn’t mow them, I’ve just been out to rip there heads off!(if you do this, be careful of the pollen)……..
….this was to get a litre of them to make this years Dandelion wine.
So they are now steeping in some boiling water and there they’ll stay for a couple of days.