Sunday, May 29, 2016
Harvested some garlic early, as sometimes it can develop white rot in damp conditions but this, from a bulb brought back from Greece, despite being a bit small, is fine. It'll benefit from a few days drying in the sun, although with rain around, that's best done under glass if possible.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
They might look great, but perhaps they're all top and no bottom, as the actress didn't say to Cardinal Wolsey. The tops are great, chopped up in salads, but there are signs that some of them are bolting - running to seed - before the base swells properly, even though they've been watered and the soil's been pampered with wood ash and potash.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Gooseberries do fantastically well here. Almost too well. Not only are the first fruit developing, but they're putting on lots of new growth - and thorns - too. It's a job to keep them pruned and even more difficult to deal with the needle sharp prunings.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
it's not all chilled and peaceful in the garden. It's that time of year when everything demands attention, everything needs repotting or planting out or sowing again, weeds grow out of control, slugs and snails munch through everything precious, the sun can dry out pots and seed trays, the wind plays havoc with tender things and downpours waterboard seedlings into submission. Important to sit and do nothing sometimes and not want the moon on a stick.
Posted by greenlung at Friday, May 13, 2016