Last night I had a seed sowing binge.
Seedlings are thriving at the moment, and there are some surprise winter survivors in the garden, but also some unexpected casualties.
With spring upon us, I’ve set a load of herbs, salad crops and flowers for this summer’s garden.
The Rose returns to bloom; the Foxgloves for next year have been potted-on; the Rocket is almost ready to pick.
The Aubergines finally find their home and are joined by the rescued Nasturtiums.
A second wave of Rocket has been set; the first Courgette is almost ready for picking; the Aubergine’s patiently await planting out; and the Campanula begins seeding.
The Sweet Peas have come under attack from a colony of aphids; the garden gets another roasting; and some houseplants find their way outside.
The 2011 growing season for the garden has started – on the windowsill
This year I am aiming at trying to encourage more bees and other insects into the garden. I seem to have no problem attracting woodlice, aphids and blackfly into the garden last year, so I aim to plant more bee friendly plants in a bid to help their plight. I’d also like to see more…