It’s that time of the week again, where a community of gardeners put pen to paper for their top six on Saturday.
If you want to see things salad and vegetable related, pop over to see the YouTube update for this week … https://youtu.be/na2AtHTIUDg
In the meantime, let’s get started with the Tulips caught in early morning light during the week. The picture speaks for itself really, a blaze of colour and fantastic sun. What more could we ask for … apart from strawberries and cream … and maybe tea too … Lol.
Next up is the burning colour of Acer ‘Orange Dream. Now the foliage of this Acer is just as good as any flower for interest as the fresh growth emerges and I cannot recommend it more. This one is growing in a container, and is probably about 12 years old at this point.
Having some time off during the week, I got stuck into this Hemerocallis, or day lily, bed. As the lovely fresh growth emerged, so too did the weeds and all sorts of other undesirables. So at this point, it’s been weeded and mulched along with a little step over wavin fence I made from some upright bamboo canes with woven through with the softer canes of Miscanthus. Wait for the blaze of colour from these a little later in !
My fourth picture is from some bed more bed tidying I did on site, only this time it was over where the lavenders are growing. While the weeds weren’t quite as bad as the Hemerocallis bed, the lavenders had a lot of last year’s flower stems still on them that needed to be tidied. It was a very pleasantly scented job to do …
Of course we couldn’t be in April without mentioning seeds. It’s full steam ahead sowing and pricking out lots of flowers, vegetables and anything else I can get my hands on. In this photo, I’m just about to transplant more sweet pea into toilet paper pots, with good compost that I’m enriching with fish, blood and bone.
My last photo is of my helper from during the week. With only a little coaxing, she picked up the secateurs (or pruning clippers as some call it) and got to work on the Miscanthus canes, that were later used for the small step over wavin fence. Always grateful for the assistance given 😊
So that’s my lot for this week. All that remains is to say thank you to people for the chats and comments on here. All the best for the week ahead.
Happy Gardening, Hugh