Planted board beans
Oct 25, 2018
Sowed a double row of Super Aquadulce from groseeds. Cleaned the soil more than usual and dug in a barrowful of home-made compost and a few handfuls of growmore before setting out the seeds. Sieved about 2cm of soil on top. Wetted seeds with parafin to put of mice.
Let’s see how an October sowing does…
First potatoes eaten 2018
Jun 03, 2018
Dug up a couple of plants of our potatoes, which we planted back in Febuary. A mixture of sizes but all useful.
First flowers in wild flower meadow
Jun 02, 2018
We have been trying to establis a wild flower meadow for 4 years and it may, finally, be starting to get going. We put in about a hundred plugs and about a 60% are thriving. The first to flower are the delicate Ragged Robin
Badgers digging up the lawn
May 11, 2018
Badgers caught digging up our lawn First the lawn was attacked by leatherjackets, which left large bare patches. Then starlings came to feast on the leatherjackets and that was fine because the pull them out surgically leaving small neat hole - good to aerate the lawn. But now we have badgers, who are not nearly as neat.
This is what the damage looks like The red crocs are mine, not the badgers’.
Sea Thrift on Coast Path
May 05, 2018
Sea Thrift On Coast Path The cool wet spring has been good for the Sea Thrift, which is now out in great clouds along the coast path
Spring is late in the garden 2018
Apr 15, 2018
Very cold winter After a long cold wet the winter first Blackthorn blossom is showing on 15 April 2018, and potatoes just showing through about the same time, about a week later than last year.
Filled in some holes The cold winter left some holes in the Burncose bank so we filled in with
Armeria maritima ‘Splendens Perfecta’ Argyranthemum ‘Cornish Gold’ Leucanthemum ‘Wirral Supreme’ Buddleja globose
First Cherry Blossom 2018
Feb 23, 2018
We have the first blossom on our flowering cherry - 10 days later than last year
First spinach sown 2018
Feb 12, 2018
Two rows of Palco spinach sown
Potatoes just showing through 2017
Apr 10, 2017
About 45 days 8.5 weeks after planting.
Earthed up the potatoes. Just a couple of leaves on about 1/4 of the plants showing through
Blackthorn blossom out 2017
Mar 18, 2017
This is the first time we have had Blackthorn blossom in our mixed hedge since we planted it.