It was a bonus, especially at this time of year, to have been plotting four mornings as I managed last week. Needless to say I dug out and sieved a wheelbarrow load of compost each day and did some hoeing, pruning and weeding.
My friendly robin was constantly around and much to my delight was occasionally joined by a smaller shyer one.
It’s little wonder that he was singing away, as seen here perched in the rose Pretty Lady.
I’m aiming to grow less but better again this year. The overall quantity will be about the same but a few less types and varieties, both flowers and vegetables. I’ll be detailing what they are in forthcoming posts.
I arrived at the horticultural society trading shed this morning to find that the onion sets and seed potatoes had arrived during the week. The onions are the variety Sturon which I’ve generally done well with, and hope to do so again. I’ve chosen the first early potato Arran Pilot which I’ve not grown before but I know that Jo over on Through the Keyhole has in the past. Second earlies are Charlotte, my favourites, and Kestrel, which I’ve grown before but didn’t last year. Maincrop are Desiree which I always grow.
Tomorrow looks like being a rainy day with the rest of the week remaining unsettled and windy at times so I guess I won’t be doing much, if any, plotting.
Have a good week!