Monday, 20 May 2013

Note to self

Just past the rhubarb on the left hand side...this is where I sowed the last of the broad beans. As usual I forgot to bring plant labels. Clearly having another half-baked day! Perhaps this photo will help me remember.
I was doing so well otherwise...I remembered to return two honey jars for recycling and money for a new jar; I looked for and found the gardening glove I lost last time I was at the lottie (the story of my life); and I even remembered to leave in time to pick the girls up at 3.30 (just)!
Clearly it was only a matter of time before I had the next senior moment, and I didn't have to wait long...

Thursday, 16 May 2013

The comfrey is back

The comfrey in the foreground has just about doubled is size in a fortnight, and is now covered in flowers.
It disappeared entirely over winter and whilst I was hopeful it would re-emerge, I wasn't convinced. I carefully marked each spot with a plant label to ensure I didn't hoe anything which appeared in spring into oblivion, and it worked. Here they are!
Great for compost, and the bees seem to like the flowers too.

May growth

There's been an amazing amount of growth in the past couple of weeks. This photo was early May, and it all looks a bit sparse. Since then all 3 rows of tates have broken through and are earthed up, the onions and garlic are swelling, and the PSB and rhubarb have gone mad. A current photo will follow in the next post.

Out with the old.

Time to clear the PSB which has now gone to seed. We've had masses this year. Will be eating the last of it for supper tonight.

Started clearing it out this morning. It has been lovely after heavy rain earlier in the week. Soil much more workable than it was last week, when it was like trying to chip away at concrete. Lesson learned: chill out and wait for conditions to turn in your favour.

When I have finished broad beans will go in their place. A bit late but never mind. Also planted today: borlotti and dwarf French beans.

Lincolnshire Sky

Lincolnshire Sky