May Garden Update..
25/05/09 14:27 Filed under: Personal
All my little babies are growing up! Since the last update it has been a dramatic and traumatic few weeks.
Due to some catastrophic wind conditions over the past month (our backyard is like a wind-tunnel and I have no idea why), we lost 3 baby pumpkin plants, a tomato plant, a few pansies, a lilly bulb that eroded and fell over, and a gooseberry plant that drowned in it’s own cloche.
I even mysteriously lost one of the three rhubarbs, it just disappeared. But those that survived the trials are established now and going strong.
This long weekend past I have been out there mulching my heart out. Hopefully this will stop the roots eroding in the high winds, and put an end to the local cats using my garden beds as a toilet. The whole garden is starting to look ace, I’ll take some pics of the whole thing once the mulching is done. This afternoon I’m going to plant out some marigolds and dahlias... then that’s it! The planting of the babies will be officially over.
Pumpkin flowers. I can taste the soup already.
Hard to tell what these are... but in the middle is the eggplant, and slightly to the left is the romano tomatoes. Some are still in cloches, I’m not risking it anymore, I tried to fight the wind tunnel before and I didn’t win.
Right - this is weird - last year I planted a strawberry patch in a sunny corner of the garden and over the winter completely forgot about it. When I go in to clear out the weeds I come across this - I don’t know if you can see it but it looks like there’s about 50 fruits on that dang thing. And the strawberry plants decided to branch out and have babies of their own, which I didn’t know about. Now I have about 25 of these plants, all covered in fruit. Crazy!
Baby pansy corner.
Awwer. My fave flower in the whole world. They remind me of little happy smiling faces.
That blank spot is the site of the mysterious disappearing rhubarb plants.