Saturday, March 31, 2007
all five beds from the viewpoint 'standing on the garden bench'
a juvenile starling, observing.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Erythronium White Beauty
Saturday, March 24, 2007
here's a drivers' eye view taken today on his third road trip, Rosemary driving.
click here to see video
Friday, March 23, 2007
nice little tulips, scarlet baby, flowering for their second year. and the blue thingmy's the ones with the faded label? anybody know? scilia siberica comes to mind, vaguely, but not sure. thankyou fiona deary for correcting my spelling. . .
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
onions and leeks moved out into the coldframe, they were seeded in January in the greenhouse.
chitted early potatoes, Red Duke of York, out into B&Q buckets, I drill holes for drainage. sure I bought a half dozen of them last year but like the pots and trays they don't come home when given away. . . the inside of the panes cut from 'bus shelter', quite clearly showing scratches and dents, hope it'll be ok. I am starting a penny jar to save for a new all plastic type greenhouse, the frame of this old one is not sturdy enough to cope with the plastic, I see on new ones the plastic is screwed directly onto the frame.
emerging in a pot in a corner, I am certain this is a tall kind of primula, unlabled!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
one stone gets 2 and 3
in the last seven days I have had 12 panes of glass broken. I am not happy, after replacing six already with glass last week, from this morning it is being replaced in plastic(recycled from a skip), which is not clear so I worry about the light.
this morning, after another four broken panes with glass spread all across the garden, I nearly took the whole damn thing down and thought about giving up.
on a cheerier note here is some inspiration from a friend
Be thankful for your vision, no matter how imperfect it may be, but don't hide under the table when you realize that you're wearing mismatched socks.- C. Elijah Bronner
and some seed growing tips also from a friendly e-mail
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
I am glad I took these when the sun was shining the other day, today is pouring rain and the forecast is for worse all of today. during my week off I have managed to get most of the veggy beds turned over with well composted manure, ready to go when the weather warms up. I usually cover them with plastic or black membrane but due to the warmth there seems to be more creepy crawleys than usual so I am leaving them uncovered to see if the birds will assist with this problem.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
not in my or many gardens I know!!
these two photographs show gardens planted by my friend May, the first is just 10 years old the lower one over 35 years. she is obvioulsy an informed and inspired plantswoman, many of the plants in my garden have been gifts from her, cuttings and offshoots from her beautiful and varied plants. occasionally I do some weeding or planting for her and come away with priceless knowledge and armfulls of stuff to plant. and she insists I am doing her a favour?
unfortuately this old garden is gone now, a few of these beautiful mature plants have made their way into my and other lucky peoples gardens.
and if you are looking at a large space for 'conversion' into a fabulous space, remember one plant will grow, and fill a larger area than you imagined! its worth waiting for!!