This morning I spent a couple of hours doing some bits and pieces – there were lots more things I could have done but having had a very nasty cold in the week (one of those that spends a couple of days kicking you very hard) my energy levels are still a bit low. So the few immediate priorities were dealt with and everything else will have to wait.
The first thing was veg trug number 2. Yes, I remember saying it was going to wait a bit, but things happened. Specifically, yesterday I had a day off work and took Mum to the garden centre. There were trays of salad veg. I have no willpower. £3.99 each or 4 for £14… so Mum had a tray of mixed salad leaves, and I had one each of Cosmic cut & come again lettuce, Lollo Rosso and radishes. There are some radishes left over so I’ll see if Mum wants them.
The other priorities were the new plants that arrived yesterday – I only ordered them last weekend so was quite impressed. These were astilbes and dianthus deltoides, which will (I hope) go some way to addressing some of our problem areas. The astilbes are a bit of a gamble as technically we should be too dry for them but we do have a couple of areas which always seem to be damp and mossy so it seemed a risk worth taking; most of them have gone in the front garden, near the house, and just a few in the back. The dianthus are a low-growing evergreen and like shady areas, so I’m hoping they’ll provide some extra ground cover.
Of course there are the obligatory photos of what’s doing well today. It’s starting to look colourful, after weeks of various greens and yellows and just the odd bit of something else.
Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine today!