The Sweet Peas need some tough love in the form of ‘pinching out’, and the Tulip ‘Triumph’ flowers are about to open.
The third propagator came into action this weekend, as British Summer Time arrived and I fill another windowsill with seedlings.
Further flowers are beginning to open in the garden – this time in the shade, as well on one of the reluctant climbers.
The summer showers welcome some hungry pests into the garden, just as the Rose and the French Beans are about to put on a show.
Whilst the wettest drought continues with continuous heavy rain for yet another Bank Holiday, there’s still plenty of jobs to do indoors in preparation for this year’s garden.
Over the weekend I was able to dodge those April Showers to build wigwams, sow the French Beans and prick-out the Salvia seedlings.
After some heavy April showers, the garden has leapt forwards with lush growth and flowers, but there’s still plenty more seeds to sow… including some for next year’s garden!
Seedlings are thriving at the moment, and there are some surprise winter survivors in the garden, but also some unexpected casualties.
The Sweet Pea ‘Cupani’ seedlings are growing so well that it’s time to pinch out the buds to help the seedlings become strong and more resistant to pests.
The first seeds have been sown in 2012 – a mixture of Aubergines, Peppers, Salvia and Sweet Peas.
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 grown on in the last couple of weeks – Antirrhinums are flowering, the Sweet Peas are recovering, and some mystery seedlings have turned up….