Posted: 17/05/2017 at 14:49
Hi Everyone - Plant Fair lived up to all expectations, came home clutching 2 super Red Robin Potentillas that I got in exchange for some stilton & celery scones! Forced myself not to buy anything else as so much left to plant in new garden -Lawn disappearing rapidly!!! - Pushkin caught first rabbit yesterday - great triumph, - it was exploring my new Potager area. - Delighted to hear your news Obelixx, keep hunting. I was eyeing up pallets this morning at Mr Bricolage, but was glared at by workman on bulldozer, so pretended that I was looking at chain link fencing instead!!
Anyway - Here is Lunar Calender 17th-31st May
17 -18th May - Root Days Moon ascending in Capricorn. Sow some beetroot/leeks & Chicory. If planting out Beetroot wait for Leaf Days as initially this is a very weak point to strengthen on transplanting. I had always thought transplanting beetroot should be done on a Root Day, but last year had better luck and stronger plants on Leaf Days.
19-20th May - Flower Days With descending noeud, no gardening before 7.35am on 19th (I don't think you would be anyway!?) Sow cauliflower and broccoli in Nursery Bed, Sow catch crop Annuals to fill empty spaces in Summer. - My Purple Sprouting Broccoli which I bought back from UK is coming on well in pots, will be planting out in new bed soon.
21/22/23rd May - Leaf Days Moon in Pisces - Now you can plant out beetroot plants. I was told to cut the leaves back but never been brave enough - have you tried this method? When the Moon is in Pisces sow salad crops once a month. Sow Brussel Sprouts and Winter Cabbage in Nursery Bed.
24th May - Fruit Day - New Moon -Renew sowings of courgettes and cucumbers.
25/26/27th May - Root Days - Moon perigee on 26th so no gardening recommended before 7.25am Sow carrots and Winter Radishes in alternate rows, the carrots will sweeten the radishes. Thin out both plants every 10cms.
28 & up to 9.13am on the 29th May - Flower Day Lift & Divide Narcissi/Tulips/Hyacinths. Take cuttings from Flowering Shrubs. Plant out Petunias sown 26th Feb.
29/30th May - Moon descending in Cancer - Leaf Days Thin out Leeks. Plant Celery and Sweet Fennel sown 24-26th April.
31st May - Fruit Day but no gardening recommended between 7.50am and 16.05pm Take a Break! Noeud ascending.
Hoping your having a lovely holiday GWRS and the Beer is good in that Pub! Miss a British Pint!
All advice welcomed from everybody. Keep this Thread lively.