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I haven't been posting much lately, since I'm not doing much in the garden this year. I was just planting out a few things I grew from seed (a bit late I think...) and took a lot of photos that will have to serve as an update. Uploaded at random, here comes:
|From a few days ago, a tiny snail on a |
Lark Ascending rose after the rain.
|The Angelica I planted out last May has had an eventful few months. Basically it has|
gotten munched into oblivion by slugs (aided and abetted by the constant rain). I tried to
save it by removing the mulch and replacing it by sand, but the one leaf left kept on getting
munched. A week ago I dug it out, gave it a good wash in case there were critters or eggs
lodged somewhere, and put it in a pot in the court. A week later, new vigorous leaves!
I put it in a very large pot and cut off the now leafless branches.
|A tomato plant just popped up on top of the rubble pile, lol|
|Balloon plant (platycodon)|
|The Bee Bar|
Always frequented, they love this spontaneous
forest of borage, nasturtiums and some colza.
|Borago and nasturtium|
|Bee on borago|
|I planted a few snapdragons, yarrows and catnip I had grown from seed.|
I hope none of these is yum to slugs because then we're done. Also danger
might be coming from the roaming cats...
|Some more love-in-a-mist soon!!|
|Lemon vervain is getting huge :D a little yellow though.|
|Balsam herb flowers :)|
|I finally went back to the garden centre where I got his one and wrote down the|
name: Salvia nemorosa "schneehügel". It always has flower spikes
attractive to small insects.
|The largest apple in the tree|
|Bumblebees love nasturtiums|
|The first gladiolus!|
|Among the grass, nasturtiums and lobelias|
|Second flush of Lark Ascending|
|Bit of a mess among the roses. Got a lot of cornflowers though.|
|After cutting the willow, the raspberry jungle is growing like crazy!|
We got a few raspberries on last year's spindly canes (that's much more
than last year) so I am expecting a nice harvest next year.
|This nasturtium is an incredibly deep crimson impossible to photograph.|
Today I continued working on the path I started yesterday. I had to dig deep grass further to the right. It is slow work and my back is broken.
I had a lovage and a pineapple sage in pots for a while, since these get so big, I couldn't decide where to put them. Lying down paths makes decisions easier, as I can visualise better how things will go further from here.
|I collected some muscari (grape hyacinth) seeds from the ripe pods.|
Well, the insane amount of rain we've been having is surreal as well.
At least not all strawberries have been munched:
We aren't having tomatoes in full ground this year, and perhaps in years to come. Mine were sown way too late and are very small still. We got these two from my in-laws. The redneck roof went back up again over the unfinished terrace to protect them from the rain.
|Ripe muscari seed pods|
|An indoor phalaenopsis|
|Walnut young leaves|
|White anemone and fly|
|Lark ascending and bug|
|The first Rosa mulliganii have opened|
|Unknown herb (I forgot to take a note in the garden centre) and bee|
|My work for today|