What a day….

Lavenders & Lobelia

…. For getting down and dirty in the garden!

Salad Troughs

The sun surprised us by showing its face this morning.  Determined not to miss a good day of being outside I weeded the Lavender patch again – Seems like only yesterday when I did it last – trimmed the grass and sat back with a beer whilst the OH mowed the lawn.  Have to say our front garden is looking more like a ‘looked after’ garden now and less like a forest.  I did plan to do all sorts – finish digging the back garden, move my greenhouse, plant out the herb patch, lobelia, sweet peas and morning glories.  All I have managed to do is sow 4 troughs of mixed salad seeds (one of which is my BBC Dig In Salads), plant out the lobelia (bush blue and trailing white) in and around my lavenders (hopefully the ground cover will stop my cats from using the area as a toilet) and help pot on my Mum’s tree that we bought for her birthday.

Huge Lemon Balm leaves making themselves known by my front door.

Still, tomorrow is another day…..

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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.

Pretty pretty pea

Pea - 24-05-09

Quick check-up in the greenhouse this morning reveals that the peas are loving their supports and entwining themselves around them.  They look so pretty, delicate but pretty.

On other shelves in the greenhouse:

Sage, Candytuft, Aster, Sweet Pea and Forget-Me-Nots are all doing amazing well!

And my Strawberries seem to be plumping up a bit:

Strawberry - 24-05-09

The weather is absolutely beautiful today so I plan to pinch my Mums lawnmower and get the grasses cut.  Spot of weeding and just a general tidy up.  Might even spread out a bit of grass seed on the bare patches.

Busy, busy day!