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This entry will end up being quite long so as to bring everything up to date.
We moved into our lovely new home in November 2012. Loads of lovely big space to design the perfect garden in. Having said that, it is actually quite daunting to design a garden on a blank canvass when you are a rank amateur.
It was a shock however to discover 90% of the garden is concrete, with just some mounds of lawn. So raised beds is the only answer.
Instead of normal rectangular ones,
Updated 20-05-2014 at 11:29 PM by Bal
Planted out Scarlet globe seedlings
Sowed new Dahlia Yams inside (last lot cooked in greenhouse)
Sowed 24 peas
Given a big bunch of meadowsweet, split and planted in wet garden
Sowed a new batch of NZ spinach
audit salads and roots
Sow pot of coriander
Sow Mizuna, Rocket, leaf salad in patiogro
Patio furniture out
plant of beetroot seedlings
Plant azalea and move bedding
New patio slab/grit minipath around salad bed.
planted out radish seedlings - not hardened off
plant new parsley
plant out more peppermint seedlings
Allysum, calendula, asparagus pea seedlings into coldframe
new sowings of salad, radish, mooli
pester ch for meadowsweet plants
Planted witch hazel as a right had stop in back beds.
Planted out 2 pots of Lola Rossi splitting each in half
Potted on vanilla grass
Repotted bay and found the suckers had taken root so now have 5 bay seedlings.
All mints into cold frame
Sweet peas planted out on diagonal strings tied to archway. Monty said diagonal is best for fruit cos of lateral hormones so why not. Taking a risk on a late frost but they have been in cold frame for a month now. Gotta do it
Trying to strike tomato side shoots to double up plants and get some late toms as well as earlies.
Potted on some aloe pups
Need to plant out one pot of lettuce and spring onions and one square of beet. So much to do.
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