Yesterday and today have been beautiful days. Lovely and warm with deep blue skies. When it's like this and there're trees in blossom and daisies on every grass verge it's too nice to lurk indoors. My mini-greenhouse (aka the cheap cloche from Wilko) is full of plants, with a box of handsome borage plants in front of it. And yes, that is an Ikea CD box you've spotted. I plan to fill that up with cut & come again crops of salad leaves in the next few days. I've already got pea shoots and mixed leaves in smaller containers, but if I want salad for lunch each day I'll have to sow more.
A couple of my courgette plants are looking a bit feeble, though I can't work out why. Under watering or over watering probably, those are my usual mistakes. But the various tomato plants are looking vigorous enough. I've just been browsing YouTube for gardening videos (yeah, my life's so rock 'n' roll ...) and found this brilliant one by the fab Alys Fowler. It's full of practical info about how to get stronger, healthier and more productive tomato plants and definitely worth a watch. The link to copy & paste into your browser is:
There're also a couple of short films about attracting bees to the garden and reviving any ailing bees you find with sugar dissolved in water. Aly Fowler's book 'The Thrifty Gardener' is probably my fave gardening book as I love her organic principles and practical yet still inspiring approach.
Hope you're getting some sunshine too, and that it's a sign of a good summer to come.
Moved from a garden-less city flat in the South West to a Yorkshire village in 2016. I now have a garden ... of sorts.