Our garden has been woefully neglected – it hasn’t been touched since September and is in a very sorry state – we’re just itching for some better weather to be able to get out and start making amends now.
We decided to take a cheeky long weekend and get stuck into the gardening we missed out on after last weekend’s return of Winter weather.
We had a ton of soil to move from the front of the cottage to the back garden, a job in itself. This year we ordered it from onlinesoil.co.uk – we certainly paid for the 20kg sack convenience and for the high quality (screened to 10mm) this time (last year we bought 3 x ton bags of standard top soil and the lorry couldn’t get close enough to deliver it where it was needed) but I think it’s well worth it, it feels, amazing and is a really rich dark brown – think our veggies will love it!
Delighted to see the rhubarb springing up – we only planted it last year and so we weren’t able to harvest any of it but things will be different this year – lots of plans for these stalks including Gin.
In other news I potted our Buddleias and Berberis (it was a nice sunny, warmish afternoon) what a mistake, the frosts came back and within days the leaves on the Buddleias were dying. I’ve put them into the conservatory for now, fingers crossed they recover.
A quiet couple of days on the gardening front however daily inspections are showing new things coming up every day – the red onions, garlic & radishes are the latest to start appearing.
The rhubarb and parsley seem to be getting chomped so last night we went out at dusk to collect a load of slugs to try out a natural slug repellent method that I found online – it involves a bucket, some weeds, tap water & slugs! (I had to use my veggie steamer as couldn’t find anything else with holes in the lid – the neighbours think us quirky enough as it is – bet they wondered what one earth we were up to!) Continue reading The war on Slugs begins – nematodes are my friend!
Another lovely & busy day in the garden despite discovering 2 more wasps nests in the garden shed! It was warm, if a little cloudy – perfect gardening weather!
Tasks Ticked Off: Continue reading More Wasps Nests, Weeding & Planting – Sun 1st June