Posted: 28/08/2015 at 10:33
After digging up a big basket of potatoes and putting onions and broad beans for seeds out to dry and taken note of the vast amount of fruit needing picked I decided an early coffee was called for. I did tie up sweet peas too which the rain had disturbed a bit so now the garden is looking tidier as well as lush. That recent rain has put spurts of growth on everywhere. The things i gave the Chelsea chop to are now flowering for the second time - weigelas, clematis montana, cirsium rivulare, all the hardy geraniums to name just a few.My white gaura has been devoured by slugs though. Mr. Fothergills onion plants we had to trial for the Nation of gardeners have been harvested - 9 survived from thirteen plants and the biggest is not much more than an inch in diameter so hardly worth the bother hen onions come so easily from seeds or sets.