Saturday, 11 May 2013

Looking good in the Garden

Last month I planted out the beds and they are looking good.  The gooseberries are in flower, the raspberries are growing well, the rhubarb has already made several crumbles and the blackcurrants are in full leaf.  I also have a good start to the potatoes.
Now that the weather is warmer, the greenhouse is also looking good.  The tiny plants that started out there are all expanding at a fast rate.  Watering from the base of pots using tray standings is an easy way to maintain a good watering regime.
We have tomato flowers on most plants and I have been brushing the flowers to stimulate fruit growth.
This year I am growing all of my courgettes in the greenhouse to avoid slug damage.  The crop did not do well in the outdoor beds last year.
I am also trying some yellow courgettes for a change.  It will not be long before we are eating the fruits of these plants.

Our nesting wrens have decamped from the conservatory nest box.  It was clearly too busy for them near to the feeders.
They are now nesting under the eaves of the garden shed, where they nested last year.  It is a much quieter spot, away from the starling and sparrow traffic.

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