Saturday, 31 March 2012

Planting Day

Lots planted today - potatoes, carrots, parsnips, broad beans, onions, shallots, radishes, spring onions, wild rocket, coriander, garlic chives, dwarf green beans.  Propagator refilled as squashes planted Monday evening up and looking good.  Echium groundcover planted in preparation for the bees also up, at least in the trial pots I did for the propagator and cold frame, so I knew what to look for at the base of the fruit trees where they're seeded; not up yet but at least I'll know what they look like now.
Sorted the rest of the seeds out so I know what needs sowing next.  Cleaned up seeds collected last Autumn from our own garden and others (seem to have thousands, may have overdone it).  Feel like I've done about 3 days in 1, but great to get so much done.  Water butts ordered via Yorkshire Water website, need to get some guttering now for the summer house and make our butt farm behind it.
Probably tidy up the base of the rest of the fruit trees tomorrow to plant some Californian Poppy Seeds.  The picture may not look much but there is much promise in it!

Friday, 30 March 2012

Promotion code bark mulch

Bark mulch promotion at Rolawn 10% discount until 6 April - quote promotion code bark312. Ideal for mulching and water retention. Order fast for Easter delivery.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Veg in pots

Got a small garden - grow veg in pots.  Rolawn Vegetable and Fruit Compost with some added Perlite to aid water retention should see you with a good crop, and you can easily water with a can.  Onions, carrots, dwarf broad beans and herbs are all easy to grow. Veg and Fruit Topsoil

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Mulch Away

Mulching helps to keep weeds down and retain moisture in the ground.  Keeping weeds down in the raspberries last year proved difficult so we weeded the bed, laid a membrane of leftover pond liner and covered it with a bark mulch to a depth of 4 inches bought from Rolawn Limited.  The raspberries were also too close together, so we've transplanted some to fill up our cage which did have strawberries in, now transplanted to take up spaces in the strawberry bed.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Guardian of the Wild Garlic!

Planted the wild garlic along the secret path!  Well, it used to be!

Good to have a tidy up

New plants that were heeled into the greenhouse, planted out and the bed tidied up, which means the weeds are gone!  Should be lots of winter colour next year.  Newly planted daffodils about to burst into bloom.  This was a nursery bed until late last year so I'll have lots of fun growing and buying plants for it.

Unexpected arrival

Plants that arrive when you're just into the working week, can be heeled into your greenhouse border and watered until the weekend.