Gardener's Almanac: Lughnasadh Approaching
|Veg bed in front garden - sweet corn, tomato, peas, mixed lettuce, courgette/zuccini, kale, carrots and leeks|
We're not long back from holidays in the States which were great but being away from the garden for two and a half weeks in July was probably not the greatest idea I've ever had. The grass in the back garden was two feet tall in places when we returned so its taken a good few days to wrangle it back into some semblance of civility.
Unfortunately, all the miniature pansies I had in pots fared poorly when we were away and I'm trying to salvage them now. The Boston Ivy to the side of the house also looks a bit worse for the ware which is frustrating as I'm pulling out ivy in other places of the garden, growing wild, but can't seem to get it to really take off in the one place I'd like it. The lavender planted last winter looks great though. I'm so impressed with this variety that I will probably replace the Spanish lavender (very woody) with it to the front of the house.
|Lavender, miniature pansies (cut back hard) and Boston Ivy (struggling)|
|Mixed lettuce to left, peas at right (kale and courgettes/zuccini at back)|
|Apple tree 1 looking great|
|Apple tree two with some scarring on both leaves and fruit|
|Courgettes and a bit of kale|
|Towers of mint, growing wild|
|Marjoram (in flower) and sage|
|Thyme, chives and marjoram|
That's it so far. At the moment I'm waiting for my drill to charge so I can finish drilling holes in the bottom of some planter window boxes so I can plant these. I'm normally petrified of using the drill but this drill is so gentle...I swear I'm not convinced its not a toy. I'm drilling the holes through pure force but hey. The better I get using the drill the greater chance I'll actually be confident to add some trellising one day and maybe get some wisteria growing around the front door.
|Trailing petunias and foliage for front garden window boxes.|
Hope everyone is enjoying the last days of the summer season and has a great bank holiday this coming weekend.