The first foxglove opens in the new garden, along with some Dianthus, and the birds flock to my new bird feeders.
Yes, SNAILS. Where the hell do they all keep coming from?
The garden has grown a lot thanks to rain and lots of sunshine – with Foxgloves and others coming into bloom… plus a surge of bees cause a problem!!
Snow and severely low temperatures have come as a shock to some plants, whilst others carry on regardless.
Andrew looks back at the successes and failures of 2011, and plans for 2012!
Bees play a crucial role in the garden and also in the food production industry. Crocuses make the perfect early food for them.
The Aubergines finally wake up; Next year’s colour is ready to plant out; and spiders wrap the garden in their webs.
The Rose returns to bloom; the Foxgloves for next year have been potted-on; the Rocket is almost ready to pick.
The garden has really progressed this week with a few ‘firsts’ too – the Courgettes are forming, the Aubergines are budding up, and next year’s Foxgloves have germinated.
The Digitalis ‘Primrose Carousel’ or Foxglove as it’s better known, has now begun flowering… and Andrew wonders what to do with four Aubergine plants.
I’ve been planting out my seed-grown plants today – all 3 hours of them!