This post follows on from last Thursday’s Just vegetables.
The soft fruits – blackberries (back), raspberries (middle) and strawberries (front) – are all growing welland I’m hoping for a few more berries than I got last year!
The grape that my good plot neighbour Joe gave me hasn’t been growing well in the container it was in so I’ve replanted it in the ground by a corner of the compost heap where it’s sheltered and will get plenty of sunshine. The mini-daffs that were also in it I’ve replanted with others by the stone feature.
The container has been moved and I’ll probably grow a nasturtium or two in it. The bird feeders, which have hardly been touched recently, have been moved across to the other side of the compost bin.
Beverley, a long-time hardware store colleague , kindly gave me this primroseShe’s promised me a couple more, one of which will join this one by the new pond and the other go by Frog’s pond.
Joe cut a couple of his plum trees right back last year and I took one of the branches and stuck it in the ground at the end of the log pile, hoping perhaps that a robin would use it as a perch. If it does I’ve never seen it do so but recently I’ve noticed that the branch is showing signs of growth!
The alder and hawthorn trees, now both around two feet tall, are growing well with plenty of leaves on them.
The three roses – Iceberg, Pretty Lady and Valentine Heart – have started growing new foliage and I’m hoping that they’ll produce plenty of blooms during the summer. The Iceberg didn’t flower at all last year so it’s on notice to do well or else!
The weather is looking good for the coming week so I’ll be concentrating on the flower areas. That will include sowing sunflowers Tall Single and Pastiche, and sweet pea varieties Bouquet Blend and the white Swan Lake.
I’ll also be sowing packets of Wild Flower Mixture, Field and Hedgerow Flowers and Annual Ornamental Grasses.
Many of the other flowers I’m going to sow are traditional garden favourites. More about them another time.