Sunday, 26 April 2009

I had a busy weekend and managed to get some jobs done in the garden, but not everything I had planned to do. I potted up the tomato plants I grew from seed and these are now cosy in the dining room where they get the most heat. Hopefully they will grow quickly and be ready to go outside in the middle of May. I've only grown hanging basket/patio varieties as last year I got fed up with the larger ones falling over! They are heavy croppers and don't need any side shoots removed so they are much easier to look after. They also taste wonderful.

I'm running out of space in the pop up cold frame by the back door. But chances are if I buy a new one now I might not need it for very long so I will have to make do with windowsils and the dining room. My climbing beans havent shown any signs of germinating yet but hopefully they will next week!

Paula popped in on Sat afternoon after she'd spent all day in her garden. We drank lots of tea and chatted for ages. I walked her home and you could see she had been very busy. Her Wisteria is amazing growing along the fence and smells wonderful. She has also been more sucessful than me with her sweet peas. For some reason I'm not very good with them this year and my second batch only 10 germinated. These are the ones I pre-soaked over night. I knew I shouldn't have bothered. Never mind.

Anne popped in today and dropped off my celeriac which I planted up later in the evening when it got a bit cooler in my garden. Its a sun trap out there so waited a while to put them in.

Ian and Jack were busy with the new marine tank today and I went to the aquatic centre with Ian in the morning. He bought a star fish and some snails. I've named him Sylvester! Whilst Ian was buying up half the shop I popped into Millbrooks Garden Centre next door to buy a birthday present and go two lovely lantern tea light holders and some more seed labels for me. You can never have enough of them!

Anyway off to empty the dishwasher now and then off to bed.

Amanda x


NiteKnight said...

Hello... fab looking plot! Nice inspiration for me as I only have a small patch in my back garden too. I find that a lot of blogs are of allotmenteering. :)

eight by six said...

Thanks for your comment. It's amazing what you can grow in a small garden. My next project is to order a lean-to greenhouse this month.