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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Hanging Baskets

There is still time to make a hanging basket. Indeed, in this part of Britain, you wouldn't be wise to put a basket out before June. Line a wire basket with sphagnum moss. I put an opened out cellophane bag (say a freezer bag) over the moss. Make some holes in the bag. Almost fill the basket with compost. Now comes the fun bit...add your own choice of plants. I usually choose plants such as geranium, bacopa, surfinia and verbena. We'll have another look at it when there is some colour to show you.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Growing some ourselves

Foxgloves have seeded everywhere in the garden, but I still like them so most are allowed to stay. It's just a shame that the majority are plain old pink.
Now Les has built some staging I can lift the planter of tumbler tomatoes off the ground...I think there's two red ones and a yellow. Can't wait till we're picking these.
The salad leaves recovered since Milly decided to scramble in them...so we do have just a little bit of pick your own.