Goodbye Happy Pea.

Noticing that my first-born pea plants were looking a bit unhappy in the crowded pea planter, I set to work thinning them out and making room for the others to flourish.  Pulling them up and discarding the weedier ones is tough brutal, but I guess you have to be cruel to be kind when it comes to gardening.

I started tugging at what looked like two pea plants that had been sown right next to each other.  Only to find that the two pea plants were from the same seed.  It seems such a happy ‘twin’ pea, seems a shame to have disturbed it.

'Twin' Pea

Garden Blooms.

I promised an update and here it is:


My cucumbers, coming on strong.

The Forget-Me-Nots, I forgot all about loving their doorstep home.

Iceberg Lettuce.

Lobelia Crystal Palace.

New peas sprouting in my fab new pea planter.  Also showing a pea pod after flowering.

Peppers.

Rocket.

My one and only Rosemary seedling.  It seems that this year is not my year for growing Rosemary from seed.

Tomato.

My winter hanging basket my Mum did for me last year, blooming right into summer!

And finally some shop bought Lobelia Bush Blue.  Bought just incase the Crystal Palace didn’t germinate. I have also just bought some Lobelia Trailing White, thought they would look super pretty together in my brick trench in the back garden.

More digging planned for the next few days.  I aim to have the back garden veg space sorted before my trip to Paris.  7 weeks and counting….


Seeds in.

Today I’ve managed to sow:

Morning Glory (Heavenly Blue)
Sweet Pea (Old Spice Mix)
Lobelia (Crystal Palace)

I must remember to sow my Beans.

I’ve also bought a garden arch, which I plan to grow the sweet pea’s and morning glories on.  Hopefully it’ll make a nice display.

I’m waiting for some stocks and flox seeds now.

….. Time for the Edible Garden me thinks.

Old ‘faithful’ works.

Today I put the Samsung to the test.  It took me a good 20 minutes to figure out each setting again, but I think I’m there.  Now, these are not 10 mega pixel quality, but hopefully the 5.1 mega pixel has captured my beautiful greens as my eyes did this morning.

Last years Strawberries, starting to flower!

How beautiful please??

Cucumber babies, still growing strong.

Herbs.

….. And finally, my Forget-Me-Nots…… The ones that I forgot all about!  Now pride of place by my front door. 😀

Free Seeds!

Back from the shopping trip this morning I noticed the postie had been.  Flicking through the endless amount of rubbish mail we get I noticed my BBC: Dig In free seeds.  Last year we weren’t very quick off the mark and we missed out on these.  This year we must be one of the lucky ones, I noticed on their website that they’re all out of seeds now.  Make sure (if you weren’t lucky enough to get some this year) that you remember for next!

Inside my envelope:

It’s weird because I was going to nip out today and purchase some French Bean seeds.  Apart from the 5 packets of ample filled seeds, I also got some funky stickers which I’m sure Jessica will have fun decorating some pots with after school.  There was also a funky little booklet giving lots of advice on when to sow your seeds, how to look after them and the best bit…. When to harvest!

I think I’ll leave these seeds and plant them up with the kids at the weekend.  Get them mucky, out in the sun and involved.

Photo Update.

I haven’t really done much in the garden over the past few days.  I’ve been ‘taking it easy’ and enjoying the warm weather.

So, updates so far.

I was greeted at 7am by the peeking cucumber and then just now….

Such a difference a few hours makes…. The leaf uncurling!

Managed to re-pot all 100 Lavender seedlings.

My gorgeous Peas, beginning to flower!

New Pea Planter – So chuffed with this that I might have to purchase one for the beans 😀

The strawberries we inherited last year have been trimmed back and are looking lovely and green.

And Alfie decided he’d sooner take naps in the greenhouse…..



Greenhouse task.

Today is the day when I finally get a hand sorting out the mess that is my greenhouse.  Since the cold weather set in, the greenhouse has been used as a shed.  Becoming the home to the lawnmower, old sofa fabric, a broken fish tank etc.  My seedling babies are taking over the house (again) and they really need to be outside.  Enjoying the full light from early as my windowsills don’t get the sunshine until about 10am.

This is a before shot:

I’ve also potted some Cucumber seeds and re-potted my pea plants…. So things really need to get a wriggle on in the Garden Space.

For anyone else who is out in their Garden Space today, enjoy it and Happy Gardening! 🙂