I will freely admit I know nothing about aphids, whether they are black, green, white or orange. All I know is that my apple tree has black aphids which seem to be curling over the leaf, & that…Continue
Woke up this morning to a beautiful azure blue sky & just the merest hint of wispy white clouds.
This weekend is set to continue the lovely weather, so it's time to enjoy all our hard garden labour, pick the mint, make mojito's & partake in the age old custom of first sunny weekend sunburn;-D
I imagine I'm not the only one who has to engage in the lesser known sport of garden space bartering.
The thing is Matt likes the lawn, & as our garden is mainly comprised of lawn in order for me to re-designate a space as a flower bed, or a veg bed, a pond, or a meadow, it takes a little cunning.
Friday afternoon I set about a little 're-designation' of a small section of our front lawn, on the right side, along a sloped edge. I had marked a straight line out with the…Continue
After watching one of the Chelsea programes yesterday & being told that our pollinating insects are slowly starving to death because there just aren't enough plants that they can get pollen & necter from. I have decided to pack our raised flower bed with useful flowers. It already has these azalias & geraniums (thanks for the ID Melinda):
I'm going to take cuttings from the Azaleas & make a large swash…Continue
This year the only fruit I will be harvesting is some strawberrys & a couple of apples (literally 1 or 2).
But I have grand plans for next year. All the ground work has been done (apart from the planting of the wineberry which I'm still awaiting delivery of).
But next year I will have fruit for 10 out of 12 months......
Feb - Rhubarb
March - Rhubarb
April - Rhubarb & Alpine Strawberries (throughout the year)