Its looking like we are going to have a segment of an allotment this year, which will be great but i really want to have a summer of gardening here too – last year was a bit abortive really for one reason and another. So the plan this year is to do mainly flowers and make it a bug-fest garden but i’d also like to have some pot veggies. Potatoes are brilliant in pots and probably best done here i would say. I printed off the Garden Blog from two years ago to bind and use as a guide. most of our herbs are still in existance i think, so its probably just a case of identifying them and pruning them back.
Ideal plants for the garden this year are going to be
Mange Tout and Sugar Snaps
We’ve grown all those with plenty of success before and they should be easy garden maintenance type stuff.
Squashes and courgettes
Leeks (start growning them now to eat in 2008)
Another go at Broccoli maybe
Perhaps some soft fruit.
Time to get out the books – a good gardening project will be the perfect LEA thingy for this year ;~)
Flower-wise, we’ve got irises, bulby things and some hollyhocks and foxgloves plus the lavender border i planted last Autumn.. I’d like to grow something up the fences, a couple of Buddleia and get some Lupins, ferms, Collumbine and poppies….
Off to look in the seed box….
Nasturiums…. that planting you do to put things in pairs and keep bugs off… must find books….
Jobs to do
Identify and prune herbs.
Find and plant “migrated” plants.
But tomato seeds and potatoes.