Friday, March 14, 2008

Out in the Garden

So as not to bore you with my health problems I shall bypass that and move on to whats been going on outside:-

My new prop. is practically full

and everything in here appears to be enjoying the heat, what I have to remember is to water more often

at night I cover it with a fleece which helps keep the temp up!

The sweetpeas that I planted last week have just popped there heads out

my onions are in there starter trays

and I have planted some tomato seeds and covered them and left them in the greenhouse, it will be interesting to see if they come through!

Outside the chickens are weeding for me

I have one tulip and this lovely hellabore,

I really love the colour of this one. I do have one other hellabore but it is so covered in holes that you can hardly see it, I really must remember to dig it out.

The current state of the garden leaves alot to be desired! The flower bed on the right looking up the garden is I think coming along I have alot of bulbs for here.

The area closest to the camera is/was/maybecontinuetobe the chickens scratch patch, during the summer I put the chicken netting round this area

I really want to sort this area out and as my neighbours have said I can use the bottom of there exceptionally long garden to house my chooks during the summer, I hope to be able to do something magnificent here!!
The bed closest still needs some manure (Kathryn is home this weekend) and to be totally dug.
The middle bed is done and has garlic planted all the way round. Just beyond that you can see a pot lying down, that is my eyucalyptus (sp?) it got blown over. Then beyond that another bed that needs digging!
The storms didn;t affect us too badly, we had bad winds and you could actually feel the house shake but fortunately no damage!

Right off outside to do the chickens back sometime soon!


mrsnesbitt said...

Right, good job I came here know I need to get my sweet pea seeds planted asap. Busy with weddings at the moment but will make an effort next week!

Hope you are feeling OK, you know where I am chuck.


Martin Stickland said...

Fresh veg! Yummy!!

Thanks for popping by leaving a funny comment, send us some marrows!

Have a great weekend!

Cheryl said...

Superb chickens to help you weed, what a dream.
I love the tulip, there may only be one but it is beautiful.
Hope you are feeling better.
Will pu a post about the mason bees sometime this week.

Chris said...

Well you putting me to shame! I've hardly sorted any planting for the garden this year yet. The hellebore is wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Hi Libby

I have just uploaded my first post on the mason bees, thought I would let you know as you were interested.
Hope you are having a good weekend and feeling a little better.

Ex-Shammickite said...

You have some very helpful chickens. Are they giving you any eggs at the moment?