This week the work began first of all the vegetable plot had to be weeded and planted out. Sadly we live in an area with far too many cats (sorry all you cat lovers) and as we no longer have our dog Smudge the local cats seem to think our garden and particularly my vegetable plot is a litter tray. The job as you might imagine was not pleasant, plus it was damned hard work getting rid of the top soil and bringing some more clean soil. Next year I am covering the whole thing in the winter with plastic pretty or not.
Well the plot is now dug and I have planted potatoes, which I had 'chitted up' from about March. I also sowed a whole block of spinach since the family loves it cooked and in salads. I have one remaining area for green beans but they are still starting in pots in the green n house. I have decided to keep things simple this year and not grow too many crops. Well we have a hose pipe ban and the prospect of having to water by watering can is somewhat daunting. Last year I had salad crops in tubs and carrots, onions etc but this year I decided against it.
The picture below shows what the plot looks like at the moment rather barren but I'll keep you posted and you'll be amazed (hopefully) by what a few weeks will do.
|The white plastic will be in place until I plant out the beans|
I'll keep you posted on how seeds etc develop. Here are some other shots of plants from the garden
|The Nelly Moser I planted two years ago is now growing in abundance over an old shed|
|The unnamed rose I won in a raffle last year is looking fabulous|
I planted this tub last year having visited RHS Wisley and seen some of the lovely tubs they had planted out. I liked them so much I tried one for myself using all the succulent type plants. I think they look fabulous like mini landscapes
|This is the one from Wisley|
|My attempt at the same thing|