Didn't get many Pansy seedlings.
Sowed too many bush squashes given that I ended up wanting to grow them upwards (and I promised Fiona trailing varieties too).
Ended up with just two courgette plants, and one of those is an Eight Ball, which isn't my favourite.
I'd like a trailing pumpkin, with smaller fruits.
Everything is doing wonderfully well. The wonderful summer continues, we've had 3-4 weeks of lovely sunny weather, the only rain was a thunder storm in the middle of the night. What a god send... a break from the watering and a full water butt!
The Strawberryies are all but over, but I was beginning to tire of them. I had a good crop this year - not as good as Mum's, which all looked perfect! The Asters have only just made an appearance, and the Aubergine from Mum has two larger than golf ball sized fruit, and many more smaller ones. The Cherries are now fully ripe, a couple of weeks behind Mum's. Raspberry sorbet is king! The Loganberries didn't do very well, hardly any good fruit at all, the leaves are speckled. Snacking on cucumbers as the SpaceMaster 80 in the coal bunker is doing very well. I don't think they are as tasty as Mum's Marketmore, but I haven't done a side-by-side comparison. Mesembryanthemum are a joy, but each flower is short lived, so there is a lot of dead heading to do.
I finally got around to planting out a new batch of salad leaves and rocket
Both types of Mustard mave germinated.
Planted out some more annuals, after chopping back, and digging up some shrubs. Removed some more patches of slate.
Sowed two lots of Mustard, one from seeds in my collection, and another from mustard seeds in the kitchenc cupboard.
Round at Steve's to help him plant out his annuals.
Planted out some of the annuals. Replanted some self seeded Red Orache.
Put the Mushroom mycelium into two logs, and some left-overs into the tree stump (following these instructions). The logs are carved with an a "O" for the Oyster mushrooms, and a "S" for the Shiitake mushrooms.
Planted two Courgettes into tubs.
Gave Fiona squashes and some flower seedlings, which she planted straight away.
Steve cut down the large tree near the shed, which gives me space to grow my squash and pumpkins.
Pricked out the last of the seedlings.
Potted up the remaining (low quality) strawberry plants into plain 15cm?? pots.
Found mosaic virus on Mum's courgettes and geraniums.
Planted more lettuce into the raised beds (3 more squares).
Moved the large Geranium plants outside (which Mum gave me last year).
Repotted the naff Strawberry planter, using fabric to help keep in the soil and water. Also filled in gaps in the plastic tiered strawberry planter.
Moved my wooden staging area over to make room for the glass shelves as I need more room now that I've started pricking out.
First set of new Tulips are finally in bloom (in the front garden).
Finished the first raised bed, and sowed the following :
Pricked out Dianthus (Chianti Double),
Cucumbers that have base heating have germinated.
Built a new set of shelves for my seedlings, using bargain bucket decking from B&Q.
Sowed Nasturtium in the old wooden box.
Sowed Calendula outdoors in metal bucket that Mum gave to me.
It feels like a spring day finally! Tuplips are nearly in bloom too.
Begonias show the first sign of germination.
Some of the Lettuce has germinated, but is still in the propagator.
Soaked the Peas (Petis Pois)
Removed the Dahlias from the propagator.
Removed the last Aubergine from the propagator, despite it not germinating, to make room.
The first couple of Pansy have germinated.
Now using the big tray to hold my seedlings - there isn't any more room!
Tidied the back room, placing the shelving next to the patio doors.
Peas on the window sill have sprouted.
Sowed Begonia (Havana and Monza) into a propagator.
More of the Tomatoes have germinated, despite being out of the propagator, and the waether being very cold, with no heating in the back room.
The Dianthus are doing well, now out of the propagator
The Dahlia moved into the available space in the propagator.
Removed Tomatoes from the propagator, as most had germinated, and would get leggy. The ones nearest the middle of the tray (Tiny Tim, Tesco Cherry) all germinated. 3 out of 4 Reisentraube, and one of many Tumbler are also out . The ones at the ends (Gardeners Delight, Totem) show no signs.
In seed trays, sowed Aster (Dward Queen), (Steve's?), Cosmos (Picotee), Mesembryanthemum ( Mixed), Dahlia (dwarf and tall), Petunia (Multiflora), Delphinium (Pacific Giant - old seeds may not germinate).
In a propagator, sowed Tomato seeds. Four of varieties : Reisentraube, Tiny Tin, Totem, Gardeners Delight. 6 of Tesco Cherry (nearest the label are washed, further away are stewed!). 10ish of Tumbler.
The first of the Hyacinths finished flowering (Mum's started and finished earlier than mine).