Friday, 22 May 2020

How does your garden grow

There have been some positives from lockdown, the beautiful weather we've been having has helped and also the chance to sit out and enjoy the garden.

Usually I would spend more time working in the garden than sitting in it but these last few weeks have given both of us the opportunity to sit quietly when the work is done 

There is lots of ladies mantle, I moved some of it a couple of years ago to this corner.

My other large hosta has been moved all around the garden this year, it's just so big we didn't know where to put it.  It will live here for the rest of the year and come next Spring we will split it, it's about five feet across so we will get lots of plants off it

Our garden always looks very green and not very colourful to me, although there are pops of colour out there.

I planted lots of seeds too, some more successful than others.

The salad leaves are doing well, I'm picking these now

The radishes did well, most of these have pulled and eaten.

I have six trays of cosmos, never had these before so fingers crossed.  I planted nine dahlia tubers, all but two have taken

I planted some zinnias straight in the ground but they haven't come up so I put the others in trays and they come up in a matter of days.  I have two trays of these

Some fails too though.  Not many of the cleome seeds germinated

Likewise the coleus.

My brother in law gave me three tomato plants which are still in the conservatory, I wanted to plant them in a grow-bag but as yet can't find one, it seems that most people have been spending more time in their gardens and lots of places have sold out of compost and garden items.
I might have to make a trip to the garden center over the weekend to see if they have any, If not they will have to go in pots.

Hope you are all staying safe and well and enjoying the sunshine.



Poppypatchwork said...

Your garden is lovely, it's been brilliant that we do have time and the weather to be able to sit in our gardens, a rare treat. I have had mixed results with seeds, plus a cheeky little mouse nibbling at the new shoots in my greenhouse, I love Cosmos, have have loads for this year, I managed to grow just 6 Zinnia plants.

Jo said...

We've been so lucky to have such a sunny spring this year to coincide with the lockdown, I can't imagine what it would have been like if it had rained the whole time. Your garden is lovely, such a wonderful space for you to enjoy. I can't get over your hostas, you certainly know how to keep them happy, unlike me, there was always more hole than leaf on mine, they were just slug fodder, so I got rid of them. Hope you manage to find some grow bags, I haven't ventured to a garden centre yet since they've reopened but I might have a trip out this weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Your garden is looking lovely … hope you manage to get some grow bags.
Enjoy the weekend.

All the best Jan

butterfly said...

All is looking beautiful in your garden .
Well done on growing your seeds I love growing things and taking cuttings it's like new life and just love it .
What could be better apart from stitching ha .
Weather has been very hot here and I and have burnt I never burn , but have now so need to cover up , our sunny days keep coming .
Have a fun weekend.

Barb said...

Your garden is beautiful. We have been very cool so mine is growing slower.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your garden is beautiful. It's great that the weather has enabled you to enjoy spending time in it.

Julie said...

Your garden always looks lovely.
Cosmos is one plant we always have and grow from seed.