How does your garden grow?

Members adventures in the Vegetable Patch all year round
Post Reply
Spreckly
Legendary Laner
Posts: 5448
Joined: 26 Mar 2011, 14:21

Re: How does your garden grow?

Post by Spreckly »

Not heard the term "rewilding". I certainly do not wish that to happen to my garden, apart from a small wild area under the plum and apple trees, where I have hyacinths, primroses, cowslips, ox eye daisies, aconites and ragged robin. We planted all of the flowers several years ago.
My rasps are little white buds, could do with some decent rain, and the strawberries are very white, thanks to all the surrounding weeds!
Spreckly
Legendary Laner
Posts: 5448
Joined: 26 Mar 2011, 14:21

Re: How does your garden grow?

Post by Spreckly »

Bad year for soft fruit - no strawberries at all, possibly choked by the buttercups which grew amongst them. The rasps did nothing either.
Last week, the gardener who helps out every few months came, and strimmed the strawberry/buttercup patch down completely, removed the grass, and other weeds, so the vegetable patch is no longer an eyesore. It really upset me to see it so overgrown, after the years it had yielded our veg. Hopefully now it can be kept under control
My tubs and hanging baskets have been poor this summer, partly due to dry weather, and my inability to lift a watering can. The roses, and lilies however have and are doing really well. I have a Jackmanii clematis which is a picture, and to my relief my Old Glory rose, which I have had for many years is flowering, after I cut it right back when my son installed a new trellis. I thought I had killed it off.
Despite weedkilling the drive and rear gravel area, four times this year, the weeds have been worse than I have ever experienced. I have gone out and done small sessions of removing some handfuls, but the gardener applied a stronger solution last week, and I am so hoping to see the end of them.
The council no longer cut the grass verges right back and there is a healthy crop of willow herb, which is not helping!
Mo
Legendary Laner
Posts: 14867
Joined: 30 Apr 2007, 09:39
Location: Cheshire (nr Chester)

Re: How does your garden grow?

Post by Mo »

Weeds. Tell me about it. I've been struggling too. A session today on the brambles before the Green Bin is emptied tomorrow.
I've dug my potatoes, some have been badly hollowed out by slugs, and I couldn't get the variety I wanted.
Picked the last of the Czar early plums (except a few high ones). Good crop, plenty frozen & eaten and some in the fridge. The Victoria are pathetic. Good size fruit but only a handful. I think we had a cold spell when they should have been pollinated.
Started picking the James Grieve too. They are ripening in the porch - I prefer them yellow and sweet (but still with a crisp sharp bite). Also piked a few brambles and made an individual bramble & windfall crumble.
Dance caller. http://mo-dance-caller.blogspot.co.uk/p/what-i-do.html
Sunny Clucker enjoyed Folk music and song in mid-Cheshire
Post Reply