Showing posts from April, 2016

Gardener's Almanac: April 2016

So after a very wet winter the garden is blooming with the abundance of Spring. The daffodils have come and gone, replaced by first-round tulips.
 The lavender, which tends to look like a crusty sea dog throughout the winter, is coming back and one even has some new blooms.
 The wee communal patch behind the house is, I'm happy to report, doing well.  The maple tree & bulbs I planted last Autumn have survived through the winter storms and have new growth.
 The container at side of house is also doing well.  My hope is that the Boston Ivy in it, a self climber, will cover that side wall.  Boston Ivy changes colour in the Autumn and I've always been enchanted by it.
I've sown the first vegetable seeds (courgette, sweet corn, mixed lettuce and peas) in the front veg plot although the night temperatures are still dipping low, so we'll see if they take.  Some of the lilies are starting to come up which is fab.  I moved most of them after they stopped blooming last sum…