"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust" :- Gertrude Jekyll.
The weather here in the Highlands continues to be bloomin marvellous (happy faces all round).
Yesterday I managed to get quite a lot of my garden plants divided and/or moved and I have to say working outside in full sunshine lifted the spirits immensely, I still have a lot of bare areas that need planting but until I get my 'garden plant map' out I'm not sure what's under the soil just waiting to pop through in certain areas.
I've also managed to get some seed sowing going. It honestly felt like seed sowing time was never going to come around, although it is still a tad too early with our climate.
I bought a heated propagator off Ebay last month. It's not brilliant as it doesn't have a temperature control but it's a decent size and has meant that I can start off certain veggies much much sooner than I ever have.
So far I've sown (in the heated propagator)
Tomatoes: - Black Russian, Roma, Gardeners Delight & Yellow stuffer.
Pepper:- California Wonder,
Herbs:- Tarragon, Chives, Garlic Chives
(In unheated propagators in the greenhouse)
Cucumber:- Marketmore 76
Onion:- Bedfordshire Champion
Flowers:- Lupins, Hollyhocks, SweetPea & Bouganvilla (bought back from Jamaica)
Next I'll get started with the Turnips, Leeks, Carrots, more Cabbage, Parsnips
It's a good job I've been feeling upbeat of late because I am getting quite sick of this eyesore every time I head to the polytunnel
I have no idea why (probably because I didn't know Willow back then) but I thought it would be great to plant Willow as specimen trees in there - I know! please don't judge me!
There's also a Mock orange, Olearia, 2 Escallonia, Leycesteria, Montbretia and Hosta all crammed into that area. Yes, it looks hideous! And if you could see the rest of the surrounding area and how out of place the whole thing looks you would piddle yourself laughing.
Guess it's going to be one of the many jobs I have to do this year and I suppose I better add it to the other 42 jobs I listed the other day!
In hindsight that area would have been a better place to site the 2 new raised veggie areas instead of here..................
Guess I better start planning what to do!