Unusually, we are having a hot and sunny bank holiday...it's probably going to be the hottest on record so far. Wednesday was torrential rain for the morning but it's been sunny since.
We went to the garden centre on Wednesday because I'd forgotten to buy cucumber seeds (!) and I needed more carrot seeds on tapes. We also bought grow bags for the tomatoes and another bag of peat free compost.
Thursday I sowed the cucumbers, I've bought three types - beth alpha and passandra F1 for the greenhouse and Jogger F1 for outside growing. I did some weeding and him indoors assembled the cucumber frame in the greenhouse and put one grow bag in the greenhouse for the tomatoes and another in one of the cold frames, I'll see how well the tomatoes grow outside.
Friday - I went out in the car this morning and I saw a kestrel with a mouse in it's mouth. It was flying about 6/7 feet above the road for 50 or so yards then veered off towards some gardens. Amazing. We had a visit from the heron this morning,
Saturday - I thinned out and replanted the mixed salad leaves, kale and rocket and did some more weeding then watered the greenhouse n the evening.
Sunday - I didn't do everything that was on my list because it took me ages to try and clear the back beds. There area lot of thorns and loads of weeds and other things that I haven't seen before that are taking over and choking the plants and shrubs I planted. I started to try and pull them out but it was obvious it would take forever so I sprayed parts of the area with weedkiller, taking care not to spray the plants. These are pics after an hour's work!
I also sprayed the front drive as weeds have appeared in the cracks over the past few days.
The fish have been active today and are eating well again. I've started putting then pond clear in to help clear the water and get rid of any blanket weed.
and this is the pond seating area
There's been a casualty of the Beast from the East, we have lost the miniature lupin so I'll have to replace it..
The Charlottes and Pentland Javelin have started to appear
The onions and garlic are thriving
Actually, before I go...a pic of my home baked wholemeal nut and poppy seed artisan bread - I think it's going to be a tear and share!
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