Gardening

About my Garden

2017

Two lines of potatoes in the left bed 23 Apr 2017

Another line of potatoes in the right bed, corn & beans in the left bed above the fire 16 Apr 2017

Four drills of carrots in the middle bed. Right bed, beyond the Strawberries, more Onions, white, red, red, and the first potatoes. 2 Apr 2017

Onions are in. Middle bed, from Garlic to fence, white, white, red, shallots. 26 Mar 2017

Garlic is in. Middle bed, from wall to fence, Picardy, Spring, Mersey, Mersey. 19 Mar 2017

2016

Spring Cabbages
  1. http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/how-to-grow/growing-spring-cabbages
Winter Cabbage
  1. http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cabbage/growing-winter-cabbage-plants.htm, planted a bit later, may survive the slugs
Other winter vegetables
  1. http://www.thompson-morgan.com/top-10-winter-vegetables, planting in Autumn
  2. Winter Onions, plant in the Autumn

Stringing and Storing Garlic

Or this page at rural gardener, and , and here’s an alternative way from youtube.

Planning

I have been shopping at country market; and picked up some leaflets

  1. Slug resistant plants

2015

I moved in October 2015, so a new garden, the focus will now be on the allotment.

The “for dummies” have got into it, here’s two references from them. They may help at the house.

  1. The essentials of how to plan a garden
  2. Choosing a garden theme series

At the allotment there’s a lot of nettles, I might get a sickle, there is one for Sale at “my allotment plot”

  1. Ginger Part Deux, see http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-ginger.html
  2. Late Vegetable Plantings , parsnips, carrots, cauliflower and cabbage
  3. 10 best herbs grow containers

2014

Ginger would be fun, but indoors or green house needed, again; advice is to buy root from specialist food shop. The guardian writes about it here.

2013

I put some Fennel in two weeks ago, the slugs have had one, so I put down some pellets; we’ll see. Perhaps it needs to go in earlier to beat the slugs, but I don’t think you can. Also got bollocked for using the pellets. 5 August 2013

Meuvens wrote last week and among other things offered some bluebell bulbs for delivery in September to November; they need planting dry in the Autumn. Over the last two weekend’s I have been down the Garden Centre for inspiration, most of this is for next year now. Although I bought two agapanthus plants. I reckon one of these wooden planters and two of the trellis below would be good for salads and beans and sweet peas. 4 August 2013

 woodenplanter  trellis

Some plants took my fancy, some Red Hot Pokers, Kniphofgia, Verbenia and some Veronicium Fascinatrium. What is that black leaved bush we have in the back bed? 4 August 2013

The planter is out of control, the rosemary and curry plants need replacing. 6 July 2013

2012

I need to keep this up to date, but some ideas from last weekend

  • Put some trellis/spires in for the sweet peas and beans
  • Weed the trumpet plants and the edges, some of the grass clover has invaded the bed
  • Cut back the Rosemary, Lavender, Curry Plants & Planters
  • Scatter the Lavender, Alium and Garlic Seeds
  • Get some more Garlic Bulbs and sow
  • Plan something behind the trees
  • Cut back the planters and gibbet plants, especially the new clematis

2011

This web site was unavailable during the summer of 2010, and it wasn’t a good year for my gardening.

This year I bought a new cover for the green house and had a go at some Corn (again), Basil (risky), Marmande & Cosutoluto Fiorentino tomatos and some Chilli’s including Lombardo, all from seed.The Corn and Basil are coming though, the others are not, probably because of the age of the seeds. I originally brought them from Gardening Express, and its almost certainly caused by the age of the seeds and my storage technique. I have a couple of Apache Chilli plants which are surving, but the Jalepeno died of thirst in the greenhouse. Perhaps I’ll try next year!

I put in some Field Scabious and if I start earlier next year I should consider some more flowers. There are some great blue cornflowers in the street on the way to the bus stop and I tried some bluebells, which should be a weed, but we’ll see, they might be something best started from seed.

I tried to seed some english meadow,and fancy grasses under the trees.

I need to prune the black leafed shrub & the pieris in the autumn.

Maybe I should try some raspberries in the back (sunny) corner.

2009

26th May 2009

Last Summer, the Rosemary was attacked by somehting leaving white spittle on some of the branches, these then browned and died, and the grass in the planter doesn’t look that healthy either. I checked on Google and got the following links

I used a google on words, “rosemary blight plant spit”, but maybe should have tried pest.

Links