Posted: 19/02/2016 at 15:01
French Paint doesn't stick to the walls and comes out the wrong colour!! - So we buy UK Paint for all our pals and ourselves when we go over. Seem to come back with more paint than groceries! I'm sorry but wet wet wet, and potential for snow before the end of the month despite warmth this w/e. Can't win can we?!
Here is the last Lunar Calender to complete our year since last February.
18/19th Feb - Moon ascending in Gemini Flower Days. Prick out cauliflowers sown 13/14 january maintaining heat. Plant Anemones/wisteria and clematis.
20/21st Feb - Leaf Days Moon in Cancer. Plant under cover lettuce plants and those sown 14-17th Jan. leaf Day until 2.30pm on 21st then canges to Fruit.
22/23/24th Feb - Full Moon 6.20pm on 22nd Fruit Days Earth up Broad Beans against potential high winds expected at this time. Earth up fruit bushes to strengthen root growth. If it is mild prune Fanned apples and pears. Prune peaches when they begin to flower then spray with Bordeaux Mixture against fungal growth.
25/26/27th Feb - Moon descending in Virgo. Root Days. Plant first potatoes like Amandine and Belle de Fontenay outside. (Not sure about this myself) Plant jerusalem Artichokes (Now this I have done in Feb successfully) and Horseradish.
28/29th Feb - Moon descending in Libra. Flower Days Prick out begonias sown 9/10 Feb. Prune Shrub and continuous flowering Roses down to ground level.
So there we are another year's Lunar Calender Gardening complete. I am happy to continue if you wish, particularly as we are adding bio dynamic methods into the 'mix' - Shall we continue this thread or not. Would like your thoughts and suggestions. Has the Calender worked for you/Interested you or made any differences to your Garden or gardening methods -Do let me know.