Thursday, 3 June 2010
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Here are the baby vegetable plants that I nurtured in my kitchen during the cold "spring" months which eventually could be potted up & moved into the polytunnel to grown on a bit.
Here they are today - almost ready!
Today Tamzin & I were out in the garden nice & early & worked out there all day except for an hour of "Active Fitball" at the Leisure Centre (I'm going to be stiff tomorrow) & a quick bite of lunch.
The patio was swept, the weeds removed & the pots filled up with compost. The terracotta pot on the wirework stand are awaiting some colourful geraniums.
This is my old peg basket which now has a hole underneath so I'm going to reinvent it as a hanging basket - I'll have to show you what it looks like planted up later.
Some of my galvanised bath tubs which I use as planters.
Of course no gardening session is complete without a break for a drink served from a vintage jug with an African beadwork cover.....
Note the "vintage" 80's leopard print scarf which was mine way back then...
Come on....shoes back on and back to work.....
It took us quite some time to construct this "cage" to keep the birds off of the strawberries!Yes, they really are that big - they've done so well this year.
The polytunnel had become a dumping ground & hidey hole for homeless spiders over the winter, so all the junk had to be removed, the long grass pulled up & spiders & snails evicted.
With the addition of homemade compost in the beds it's ready for vegetable plants - the cucumbers were the first to go in.
After all that it was time to stop & smell the roses....
The feathery girls on the other hand weren't too impressed with the heat so retreated into the shade for a siesta!
From left to right....Tinkerbell, Hermione, Nutmeg & Henrietta.
I think we are going to sleep well tonight!