Yesterday, I spent most of the afternoon in the garden weeding, digging and planting. It was fun. I got mud on my hands and my jeans and pieces of budleia in my hair. I felt like I’d actually achieved something with the planting, even though the general tidiness of the garden still leaves a lot to be desired. I console myself with the thought that wildlife likes a messy garden.
I planted quite a few seeds:
In this tray there are pots with various things in, as you might be able to see from my messily-written labels. There are runner beans, radishes, thyme, patio peppers, chilli peppers and Busy Lizzies. In the garden, I planted some spinach, and some new bulbs I bought at the weekend. I wanted something to replace the dead-looking lavender by the front door. I’m not sure whether it’s actually dead or just sleeping, but it doesn’t look very healthy. I also planted some corguette seeds in a pot, which is now under a chair in the kitchen.
Excitingly, the raspberry canes have begun to sprout:
The forsythia is looking lovely:
I did some digging and tidying up at the back of the garden opposite the raspberry canes. I’m thinking about planting some vegetables or fruit there, but I haven’t decided what, yet. I suppose I should hurry up and decide, otherwise it will be too late! It will have to be something(s) that like shade, which might narrow it down a bit. Maybe rhubarb. I will do some research.