Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:58
Good morning all
Woken twice in the night by foxes fighting very close by. OH and I shot out of bed to watch - one fox stood watching from just across the way and the others (two?) were out of sight behind the neighbour's shrubs, but going at it hell for leather - talk about noisy - yapping, screaming and barking. Eventually all went quiet and we went back to bed, only for it to start up again just as we'd drifted off - we shot out of bed again but this time we couldn't see anything - only hear them!!!
It's a glorious morning - another gardening day??? Although I have tennis at 11am and must pop in to the SM and buy some food - not to mention tea bags for OH.
The plaster is off the cut finger so now I can type properly I'll tell you what I did yesterday.
Yesterday I planted out/potted on squashes, cucumbers, more tomatoes, courgettes, salvias, dahlias, Hosta's canna, basil, chillies, and loads of perennials that are waiting for a permanent place and needed bigger pots. Still some more to do, but we're getting there
I also erected a teepee and sowed some Borlotti beans as late replacements for the runner beans that rotted instead of germinating.
I summer pruned the pear and goosegogs and OH tidied up the autumn raspberries to get rid of suckers, and dug over the broad bean patch.
The thymes and oregano have been struggling in the herb patch - it doesn't really get enough sun for them, so I've bought some more including a lovely 'Archers Gold' thyme, and planted them in a large terracotta bowl full of MPC and grit - I've put it in the sunny corner so hopefully they'll be happy there.
Last autumn I was given two cuttings of a kiwi plant - one male and one female. The problem is that only one had rooted properly - the other rotted off and died - but the friend didn't remember which was in which pot The other one is growing away healthily and I've potted it on - anyone any idea how long I'll have to wait until I find out whether it's a boy or a girl?