Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:47
Been in the garden most of the day (except for preparing a meal for about 50 people tomorrow!) - Spanish Chicken with Chorizo.
Pricked out the rest of the Sweet Aperitif Tomatoes, Set the growbag onto the Hozelock capillary watering tray and planted out 3 'Cucino' Cucumbers, made sure everything is sufficiently watered, a lot of plants outside hardening off (now back in GH for the night) sorted some more decorative bark around the fruit bushes as a weed suppressant & mulch, and weeded the beans (chickweed springing up all over the place!).
Here are a few pics:
The beans (above) are 'The Sutton' Broad Beans, + 'Moonlight' Runner Beans. Took a chance on possibility of frosts and hardened them off earlier than usual and planted them out last weekend. Though advised there might be a frost last night there wasn't (this part of Bristol seems to escape more than other parts) and everything seems to be doing very well.
Lupins (above) are in their second season (sowed seed last year) and flower spikes are looking good).
New Herb Bed, created last year and now beginning to get established. Flat Parsley went to seed a couple of weeks ago so removed & space ready for new additions.
Finally our Blackbird has been singing to us all afternoon from the Holly Tree at the bottom of our garden.