Very busy day in the garden yesterday. I really must get on as I hope my sister is coming to visit over Easter, so it must be ready for inspection!!lol!!!
Bed one, all the beds had been previously dug over so needed a quick go over again and raking. Here I have put my garlic which has been in pots, around the outside as this is where I want to put carrots and parsnips!
Bed 2. Onions, I wonder if I have put these in to early??? They have been in the greenhouse for ages, as you know, and I have put them outside each day, but I am desperate for space in the greenhouse now, so they have 2 chances!!! I am putting a fleece cloche over them for awhile. If they totally die, I shall pop to Wilkinsons and buy another 'set' because last year these wheren't planted till later!!!
I will tackle bed 3 & 4 today, dig & rake. I still haven't totally decided what to put in them!! I fancy having a go at a 'three sisters bed' sweetcorn, beans and squash! As Carol talked about on Gardeners World on Friday!! I also intend to keep some outdoor tomatoes as well. Still to decide where to go Victorian Climbing Peas, climbing french beans , sweetcorn, gem squash, butternut squash, salads, spring onions, beetroot, potatoes (probably in bags)and Chinese artichokes! I have blackcurrant bushes to go in and a blackberry, strawberries and raspberries already in!
I am not normally a fan of begonias, but Ruth got me thinking so I kept my eye open and spotted these which I quite liked...
I have started them off in the greenhouse!
This corner which is southwest facing is lacking something. Apart from the fact its full of winter rubbishy stuff!!
Anyway Ruth's blog got me going again, (she is going to have a lot to answer for) then on Gardeners World on Friday, Jo planted one up, so on Saturday hubby and I went to good old Wilkinsons and found this
an ideal choice, I think you will agree!!!
After all my hard work in the Garden I was in for a treat, I had bought Tori a recipe book for teenagers, earlier in the week, as I am concerened about her looking after herself if/when she goes to Uni! Anyway after much enthusiastic discussion it has been decided that she will cook all the Saturday evening meals. Take a look at her first go
Chilli Con Carne!! It was lovely! I was really surprised that she would even eat it??
But she did and her response was 'its a bit bland'!!! As she followed the recipe to the book, I think I will get her to repeat the recipe next Saturday and show her how she can improve it, this could be difficult as she likes to do things by the book! So to speak! But we will see!!
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