Garden Transplant

Posted in Plants and Gardens on October 30th, 2011 by Coffee

As we finally finished up the parsnips and broccoli that has been doing us proud up in the top garden it seemed it was about time that we moved the raised plots from the “old” garden up by the tank to the “new” garden by the house. So now there’s only 2 square boxes left up there, not 4. It looks a bit weird.

But once the leeks, shallots and broad beans get either eaten (in the case of the leeks), dried (in the case of the shallots) or eaten and thrown up (in the case of the broad beans), the remaining beds can come down too.

We’ve used some pavers to try to squash the weeds between them. Hopefully it works, at least a bit! They’re already filled with beans and pea seeds. Crossing fingers they like it in there.

In other flower news…

Posted in Plants and Gardens on October 30th, 2011 by Coffee

It would appear that we can’t grow tuplips. Well not this batch anyway!

We knew they weren’t in a particularly brilliant spot in a “hospital bed” by the side of the house, but we didn’t think that would turn them into something that would look right at home in a scene from the Little Shop of Horrors!

I guess we’ll let them do their stuff, try to salvage the bulbs, and let’s see what happens next year…

“Wildflower” of the month – October

Posted in Plants and Gardens on October 30th, 2011 by Coffee

OK, so it’s been a while since I bothered to post anything as I’ve been doing interesting things like jetting around the world for a bit. But that’s all pretty much only interesting for me and nothing really worth keeping you informed about. But I figured if I didn’t get this particular post done now it might be another post series that slowly dies a death. So here it is, the “wildflower” of the month for October.

This one I’m sure is a weed. A really prolific weed that’s managed to colonise just about every space that has been disturbed at the moment, leaving carpets of (fairly pretty) small pinky purpley flowers. They’re very similar to the blue flowers of August’s “wildflower of the month”, but a very different plant they’re attached to.