This year seems to be rushing by and what with illness and weather I had just not got myself together with the plans I had for the garden. I didn't start any tomatoes, shock horror! I am a bit fed up about this as I have been experimenting for a couple of years with the best way to grow them in our little, quite shady, garden. Last year, I sowed the seeds very early, transferred them to raised beds under tunnels and positioned them slightly higher. This seemed to do the trick - or it could have just been a good year for tomatoes, who knows?! I may buy some plants this week, but because I've always grown them from seed, it feels like cheating!
After a couple of weeks of better weather, I now have planted,
a raspberry plant (just given to me, will see what happens!)
onions - 3 have grown lol!
I'm also going to put some french beans in pots in my mum's garden this week. I've decided I need twice as many of both french and runners as I had last year.
My herbs which I started from seed last year are looking quite good. These were...
In the picture below, the darker mint is a chocolate mint plant which was a present and smells wonderful! I need to sort the other mint plant out as it didn't do much last year and I use it quite a bit.
I've also got basil and oregano starting up in the 'attic greenhouse' (Gaby's room!). I will probably keep my basil plants on the kitchen windowsill as I find this works better for me here, more sunshine :)
In other exciting garden news (for me anyway !), I have a flower coming on this Agapanthus plant which I rescued from our boys a few years ago. After it had been unearthed on several occasions, I popped it in a pot and it's not done much since - until now whoop whoop!!
The weather has been so nice that even Willow has been outdoors, which is quite rare....