So it seems that we will be moving to the new plot sooner than we thought. Which is good, but we have to get things shifting, and over the weekend that meant bulbs. Over the six years we’ve been on the plot we must have quite a few of them; tulips, grape hyacinth, snowdrops, daffs. They’ve reproduced and spread, until each spring we get a surprise when more and more flower. We’ve got loads of alium bulbs, they always make a great border display, and what started out as a bag of five bulbs has ended up as this …
The plot looks a mess. By now we’re covering the empty beds, but we were told not to bother. Who ever takes over can do that. Hate it looking such a tip though.
We cleared the dumpling squash from the far end of the plot. We’d trained it up canes and it’s something we’ll definitely do again, mainly for the space saving. We got a fair few from it, all to be roasted and scoffed. One of the tendrils had climbed into the old wooden wardrobe we used to use as a hardening off box. A sneaky squash was hiding in there.
Three rhubarb crowns that we had grown from seed we happily taking care of themselves in the large plastic greenhouse we had used to grow the aubergines in. They’d hardly been watered so they were treated to a top dress of fresh compost and promised a nice new spot to go in when we move. They seemed to perk up!
Here’s a pic of some of the aubergines, big and small, all much appreciated! Wish we had feed them a lot more than we had. Still learning …
Was picking some of the raspberries and just for comedy value, took a tumble sending them flying EVERYWHERE! So spent the following twenty minutes crawling on the ground trying to collect them again. Tasted nice though.
Happy plotting !