Week 6, May 2020

Welcome back to the garden! I am still frustrated by not being able to get started with my raised beds, because the gravel boards and compost I ordered has not been delivered. Hopefully it will come later this week. In the meantime the grass seed around the edges of the garden has mostly taken well, thanks to a daily watering, and everything is looking much tidier download html folder.

The garden in morning sunshine
The garden in morning sunshine

We’ve added some new wires on the right hand fence to help the blackberry bush and roses bushes along. On the plus side, the blackberry bush on the left seems to have survived being squished by the new fence our neighbours put in last winter, and is looking healthier than it has ever been before amazon fire tv stick serien downloaden. That’s great news because even last summer the blackberry gave us lots of fruit. However, on the minus side, the rose on the right of this picture was transplanted to this position a few weeks ago, and unfortunately it looks as if it’s dying.

Blackberries and roses on the right fence

Nevertheless, the rose bush in the centre is just starting to bloom and looks really fantastic neues open office kostenlos downloaden. How perfect is this?

Rose in bloom May 2020

My dwarf beans and courgettes were desperate to be released from their seed trays. I held on as long as I could waiting for the raised bed materials to arrive, but in the end I decided they would have to be transplanted into cardboard boxes word starter 2010 for free. I don’t have any plant pots yet, as the garden centres that are open are not fully stocked because of the virus, and as every trip out carries a risk, if I can get away with it I want to wait a bit longer before I go again.

Dwarf Purple Queen beans transplanted into a cardboard box
Dwarf Purple Queen beans transplanted into a cardboard box
Courgettes transplanted into a cardboard box
Courgettes transplanted into a cardboard box

The rhubarb is doing really well videos in edge. I’m so excited to see whether I can eat any this year!

Rhubarb getting stronger
Rhubarb getting stronger

The hydrangeas are still loving their position in a cooler and shadier part of the garden. and are threatening to give me a bumper display of flowers.

Hydrangea buds developing
Hydrangea buds developing

The tomato plant given to me by my lovely neighbour on my birthday is doing really well herunterladen. I have transplanted it to a bigger pot.

The tomato gifted by my next door neighbour transplanted
The tomato gifted by my next door neighbour transplanted

Indoors, the seed trays are full of Minicole Cabbages. They are just starting to peep out of the compost – so far there are six.

Baby cabbages just showing in my seed tray
Baby cabbages just showing in my seed tray

Some of the seed trays have Tumbling Tom Tomato seeds in them, as recommended by my sister junit. So far just one little seedling has popped up. I’m hoping my husband will put up my new hanging baskets for the Tumbling Toms next weekend. It will be fun to have a basket by the front door so we can snack on them as we go in and out!

Baby Tumbling Tom tomatoes just showing in my seed tray
Baby Tumbling Tom tomatoes just showing in my seed tray

I just wish I could get rid of the pile of waste clay laden soil in the corner eggwars. Unfortunately or favourite builder can’t come until things settle down after the lockdown, and it is not easy to get a skip at the moment. I’m going to try booking a ton waste bag instead. My next job is to plant up my seed trays with Cascade Mixed Aubrieta and Carpet of Snow Allysum seeds which are going to go in that patch of earth on the bottom right of the picture below, and perhaps also to the left of the hydrangea when theh clay mound is gone download new emojis whatsapp 2019. The aubrieta is a hardy perrenial so should return in future years. The alyssum is an annual but apparently flowers twice, so I plan to scatter some drifts among the aubrieta to set off the purple and provide a splash of blooms through more of the summer.

The garden in morning sunshine
The garden in morning sunshine

Aubrieta or Aubretia need for speed payback kostenlos downloaden ps4? Apparently the genus was named after Claude Aubriet, a French flower painter, so technically it should be Aubrieta. I thought I’d see what Google reckoned. Aubretia won with 978,000 results. Aubrieta, on the other hand, gave me 909,000 results. It’s pretty close, isn’t it? It seems that the alternative spelling has become genericised, probably due to the way it is generally pronounced. I actually found Aubrietia on one seed packet, so I checked that too. Aubrietia gave me only 133,000 results.

Whatever the spelling, allysum and aubrieta are both flowers which I associate with my childhood in the 1960s, and should provide me with a lovely colourful border.

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