Garden Update Late May/Early June 2015

Started to reclaim the garden back from nature, one section at a time!

The awkward shaped space a the top of the garden is now home to two 6×4 polycarbonate greenhouses for tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and melons. Construction was delayed further once free of back pain by the weather, missing pieces, wrong pieces and missing holes! Palram customer service have resolved the issues however. Still got to populate the second but awaiting delivery of the missing anchor pegs. In the meantime greenhouse 1 is choc full with a few plants still in the conservatory.

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Bird feeders back in operation and a wide variety of species visiting regularly. Also put up a couple more nesting boxes for next spring.

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Chocolate mint a little slow but the other flavours are really taking off. Planted up a smaller 3 pot herb planter too.

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The flower bed by the side of the pond which previously was swamped with the ornamental grass is being planted up with bee friendly flowers and plants. Still looks empty but more on the way…

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Flat Peaches!

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The pot/container orchard of minarette and dwarf fruit stock is looking good and the blueberry’s are heading for a bumper crop too.

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Garden Strawberry’s first year starting well, quite a few varieties to last a full season once established.

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Finally I must introduce the resident bird scarer’s and fruit protectors – Louie, Huey and Dewey. Picked up in the sale from Coley Garden Centre after two price reductions 🙂

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