So the 30 odd slugs collected last night (there were literally hundreds) are now happily infecting each other. Unfortunately, I read to the end of the method and discovered it actually takes 2 weeks for the potion to be ready but once it is, it gives up to 6 weeks slug protection so I might need to check out the ‘beer method’ in the meantime, lest the rhubarb & parsley don’t make it!
Our weekend guests got stuck in to help with weeding, digging & sowing grass seed and I planted the wells at the front of the house with the wonderful smelling Vanilla Lady (Nemesia) and Silver Falls (Dichondra). We also found a garden vac in the shed (left by the previous owner) and S had much fun hoovering up the old beech leaves still floating around. S also managed to tape up and replant our broken upside down tomato grower – this time with less soil to overbalance it all!
A wee trip to Pentland Plants and we ended up with some lovely scented Vanilla Lady, Nemesias and some Silver Falls Dichondras for the ‘wells’ at the front of the cottage. Some Heathers and a couple of Saxifragas for the rockery, and a Lavendar plant, some ornamental grasses, another tomato plant and some grass seed.
I planted my Nicotiana seedlings (can’t wait for them to flower, apparently they smell lovely, thank you Bees – you may soon get to see/smell your Christmas present) and then cleared out the odd tap things at the front of the cottage ready to re-plant with some nice trailers/ivy.
I did however make a nice list of gardening jobs for the weekend (take note C & S who are coming visiting – plenty to do :o)
I saw a fascinating article on mashable about veggies you can re-grow from scraps and it said that
“Ginger regrows itself if you plant it in soil. Make sure you pick rhizomes with green buds on them, as they have the highest chance to grow. You can also dig up the root, taking off pieces as need be, and then replant it afterwards.”
At dusk I was just wandering about the garden to check on the beds I planted over the weekend when I noticed that our wonderful new upside down tomato plant grower was on the decking, the bag split open, along with the beam it had been hanging from – goodness only knows how that could’ve happened as the beam was well wedged into the framework…