Simple work in the garden

Got some simple jobs done today, weeded the vegetable beds, cleared a strawberry bed of weeds/grass and invasive mint (Paul did most of it!).  Sown some more seeds, runner beans, peppers both sweet and hot variety.  And watered all the other seeds/seedlings.

I have updated the planting record here.

Paul mowed the lawns yesterday, and they all look lovely.  He’s been using a petrol hedge cutter to get the hedges looking good, and they look very smart now.

I’ve been deadheading the daffodils as much as possible.  We do have quite a lot of them growing, so I just pull the deadheads off as and when I get a minute.

One of our clematis is starting to flower, tiny white buds, almost ready to bloom.  So I now know that it is an early flowering clematis, and needs to be trimmed and pruned back in June.

All these simple jobs make me happy, I love pottering around out there, looking at the pond, seeing what’s happening in the greenhouse, and identifying all the plants we have growing in the beds.  I’ve identified Poppy plants in the bed near the greenhouse and spotted some pink Bleeding Hearts peeking out under a tree near the pond.

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Bleeding Hearts

 

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Poppy leaves are easy to spot, they are spiky and feathery looking.  Can’t wait for the flowers to come up!

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Sowing some seeds…

Today I managed to sow some more tomatoes (Heinz seeds gifted to me by my daughter for Mother’s Day), some spinach, sweetcorn, courgettes and radish.

 

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Radish and Spinach sown 7/4/17

 

 

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Sweetcorn sown 7/4/17

 

I noticed that the tomatoes and cucumbers I sowed a week or so ago have started to come up already…

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Cucumbers popping their heads up!
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Tomatoes sprouting!

I have updated my planting record here, with these new seeds.  Hope to see them sprouting soon.  Next I will be planting my beans I think, and some lettuce.

Greenhouse before and after

A few months ago I did get outside, and clear out the greenhouse, which I will admit, I had left in a bit of a horrible mess last Autumn!!!

So here are the before and after photos:

Before the clear-out:

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After the clear-out:

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I still need to wash down the windows!!! yikes… so much to do.  How do I get into a routine, that’s the question..

Sowing Parsley, Kale, Runner Beans, Onions and Tomatoes

Well today I got back out in the greenhouse and sowed some more seeds:

Parsley (Plain Leaved), Kale (Nero di Toscana), Runner Beans, Onions (Red Baron) and Tomatoes (Tigrella).

I was happy that I got so many done, especially with the children at home and trying to ‘help’!!!  They did some watering and flooded the runner beans, but hopefully they will still be ok!

Pics of the new seeds sown:

 

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