Goodness, wasn't it hot yesterday! I almost turned on the fan at one point but come the evening it cooled off nicely.
I had a lovely time pottering in the garden at a snail's pace and got quite a lot done. Some of the new planters are now planted and others are prepared.
Salad leaves in this one, again sown at intervals.
This is for a climbing courgette. No, I hadn't heard of this either but it was the only packet of yellow courgette seeds I could find in the shops. Obviously a popular colour.
And a very pretty hebe. Hopefully it will be happy and grow nice and big in time.
As for existing plants . . .
The tayberry that refused to die, still showing signs on not being happy but recovering well now.
The bush that thinks it's a tree, number two. I Longer term readers will remember I had one in one of the beds and it decided to emulate Jack and the beanstalk so had to go. I'm hoping being in a container will keep this one a bit more subdued and now I know it flowers on second year growth, I can be careful not to chop too much off. I gather you can eat or jam the berries!
Every year I tell myself I need to pot on the lily of the valley and every year I forget. It's such a pretty flower but such a short season.
And looky look what I spotted! Strawberry flowers. Wow!
Today I need to pop to B&Q early to get some ericaceous (have I spelled that right?) stuff. I'm having a go at blueberries in two containers (because I read you get a better crop if you have two) and it's an acid loving plant. I can deal with the soil, I can get the right plant food but watering will be a problem. I read that you can add vinegar to the tap water to make it more suitable so I am following up on that one. Do any of my readers know anything about this?
Then it's off to the allotment again. There's a lot of work still to do before we can be in any way relaxed about it but I am determined that this year we will get it all under control.
After that it is home for a rest and to deal with the one blueberry I already have. I have ordered the other and I do hope I've made the right choice. You see, I fell for one that produced pink berries which are supposed to be delicious. Here's a picture from Google images.
I just hope I haven't made a mistake here.
Well, I had better go and sort myself out or I will be late and that would never do! Have a lovely day!
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