I planted the Chinese chives and the yellow tomatoes.
I didn't mention before but I have the tomato and pepper tray in the kitchen and these include planted today as well. The rest is at the back, which is much colder.
|Redneck garden nearly ready for another growing season|
I also trimmed the lavender, sage, thyme and the potted rosemary (just a tiny bit).
|A whole big bucket of herb trimmings, not nice enough|
for food, pity we don't have any barbecue planned.
We have three berry bushes to plant, but Pim was busy with other things and my sciatica hurts too much to handle a spade. And it's COLD today. That and the strawberries are then for next weekend.
And more movement:
|Bulby things under a willow that I did not plant.|
They were already here. I think they're bluebells.
|I think this is a hyacint|
|Red or white (I can't recall which of the two we planted|
in the "dead zone" is definitely dead) currant
is waking up very nicely all over the branches
|Rosa mulliganii fron David Austen|
|The ancient white currant I trimmed savagely last year is waking up|
And. Pim installed an exterior tap for the hose! We're set for summer.
I planted some herbs on pots, parsley on a jardinière (?), since out in the garden it gets eaten by slugs, and added more ground and liquid fertiliser to the chard that has survived all winter in the windowsill :D
I hope to plant some of the bushes tomorrow. The fig will stay indoors for now. What will be the kitchen one day is rather cold, like a greenhouse, and has a large window.
Today I cleared the strawberry patch from grass and weeds. I was completely covered! some leaves are popping up.
I also added some fertilizer to the patch and to the apple tree (dried cow and chicken poop).
|Apple tree buds|
|First one out!|
I planted this today. Top row was bought yesterday and last Saturday. Bottom row in November or something. The ranunculus didn't look worse for wear, but the ornitogallum did. Had to toss about half (hollow, moldy) in the compost pile. Well see about the rest... Better now than never I suppose.
Dug the ground a little bit and removed the largest clumps of grass, then I planted them behind the large rose towards the fence, and also dusted the area with a wildflower mix (boerderij tuin from Aldi) and a small packet of poppy they gave me in the Body Shop (?!).
I should go through the rest of the bulb packages and my old photos and see what else I planted these last few months.
Today it was very warm and sunny. Yesterday I already took out the solitary bees who've been hibernating in the shed. I think there's some parasite damage.
Pim and Loki were with me in the garden.
I (Pim helped me) did plant a few bulbs from december up to... now I guess. Back problems, much cold (which wouldn't be a problem if not for problem number 1), too wet, too busy (just moved... what was I thinking buying so many bulbs??) made it a bit difficult, so some of the bulbs have slept in the shed, and I got a few (very little) more a couple of weeks ago (again, had a trip last weekend, what was I thinking?)... so hoping to plant the rest, if they are still ok, this weekend.
I did take pictures of the packages, so I guess I have somewhat of a record somewhere if I can be bothered to check. I still have the packages in the shed, as well.
Another thing that needs sorting is all the seed packets, whatever is left of them, which are also in the shed...
Anyway, it is getting a little lighter and so I took the camera out to the garden today. Just some pictures... all taken with 50 mm (and a cat on a leash so I couldn't pay 100% attention to wha I was doing).
|These large leaves look like they might be hyacints or narcissus|
|Some munchin' but we'll prevail|
|Flatter leaves, other type of bulb|
|Cat with droplets|
|This is also something smaller I planted|
|Loki is leashed in the garden|
|Fern fronds waiting to unfurl|
These ferns were already here and/or spontaneous
|Same roses, the bush next to the fence is at least 4 times smaller than|
the other, but the leaves are already unfurling
|Moss taking over the grass (good in my book)|