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.