Spring in the Garden

Spring in the Garden

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Potatoes


The first earlies I planted in bags at the end of February seem to be doing well.  I just hope it's looking as good below the earth as it is above.  I think the variety is Duke of York.  I was pleased to find a small bag for sale with just 10-12 seed potatoes in it.




The Charlotte potatoes seem to be coming along nicely, too.  They were planted about a month later.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Apple blossom

We had a really good crop of apples last year, but the year before we didn't have a single apple.  I know that apple trees have a good year followed by a bad year, but I don't think a bad year has to mean no apples at all. However, we had a reasonable amount of flower on the apple tree this year, so I am hopeful that we shall have a fairly good crop.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Mystery plant, part two

The mystery plant is looking distinctly like a member of the alium family.  I still can't remember planting this special alium, though.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Tadpoles

Tadpoles in the pond last week.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Survival of the fittest

The peas are coming along nicely
as are the fuchsia seedlings



I went away for a few days, getting back Monday.  Our daughter was in charge of the chickens and I had also asked her to water our seedlings, especially if the weather was warm as it had been on Wednesday.  Well, she didn't forget entirely, but the seedlings were on the dry side when I got home and some had perished, but the majority survived, which they wouldn't have done if she had forgotten entirely.  She is only 19 and doesn't see the point in gardening.


A few of these tagetes, marigold and cosmos seedlings are no longer,
but most have survived.  I shall have to resow the summer savoury, though.



Some of the beetroot seedlings have expired,
but we had more than we needed.



The leeks look promising so far