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Nip and a punch for the first of the month.


Started the first day of may with nipping out sweet-peas so that they could be planted out next to the broad beans. I then rearranged the various plants in pots that have been living in the veg cage. I am eating the remains of last years cabbages as spring greens.

The other side was weeded and I sowed carrots, spring onions, radishes and rocket. I have started cabbages off in cells and organised the runner bean poles to support the beans that have germinated in the ground. Victoria asked for lots of beans so French, Mange tout and Cobra climbing beans have also gone into pots.

I found a tub with 3 potatoes growing left over from last year so they have had some fresh compost to encourage them.

After lunch I went back to the front garden and continued the weeding. Only atrocity corner left now the borders front and to the right are done.

Front border complete.

Side border done now.

Atrocity corner awaiting its make over. Full of Spanish bluebells brambles and common weeds. Some will be left for the various moths we will get in the garden.

The rockery is looking ok and so far no sign of couch grass but that is only a matter of time. I hope the weeding I did a few weeks back

Still have some areas in the back garden to sort but that is for another day.

I did a check before posting and I had typed wedding instead of weeding. Clearly got weddings on the brain. Dress shopping with Victoria on Thursday :o)

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Gosh, you’ve been so busy, Eileen! You’ve so much going on - as well as the wedding prep too! - I love radishes and rocket. You’ve planted/sown some delicious veg!
I love the atrocity corner! It’s always an interesting area!

1 May, 2022


You are lucky to have the space to grow veg at home I have to drive to my allotment which takes precious weeding time at home.

2 May, 2022


Its not a very big space so potatoes in pots etc. I'd love half an allotment but they are about 3 miles away.

2 May, 2022


You seem to have it all well organised, SBG! Everything is looking nice now - waiting for the rain? You know what to expect with a couple of days of some rainfall on disturbed soil!

You are getting lots of veg for the summer as well.

2 May, 2022

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