To begin with, here is this weeks shot of the border from the potting shed
I shall update this pic when I have dug over a bit more of it, but as you can see, it may take a while. The plan now is to remove the box hedging which is more or less dead anyway for large stretches of this border, and replace it with a wire fence using the old metal posts that have been gathered from all over the garden, along which we will grow cordon gooseberries. In the meantime, this border will be home to the leeks and PSB that will need planting out soon.
On the veg front, the veg in the west facing border have all enjoyed the warm wet weather we have been having and are still growing away strongly.
|These pokers featured last week but they are now showing both their colours so I thought it was worthy of another pic|
|Peony Sarah Bernhardt about to open|
|The white Campanula that was planted a few weeks back|
|Geranium Splish Splash|
Also on the rose front, the white climber that was mildewed last week has improved and is now in full flower mode
What else is happening? There are fruits on the plum tree ( this didn't produce any blossom or fruit last year so it may actually be a greengage - we shall wait and see), the sweet peas are beginning to make their climb upwards and onwards, the runner beans that are to grow over the potting shed arch are doing likewise, the tomatoes have the first signs of their first flowers, there are currants on some of the redcurrant and blackcurrant bushes, the Achillea is on the point of flowering and I sowed some more lettuce (Red Iceberg)
That's about it for this week - see you next week................