Archive for April, 2011

Alliums

It has to be said, my favourite genus has got to be alliums, why? you ask well, I love the veg, the smell the taste, they even come above potatoes which is crazy being of irish decent, but when I discovered that they could be grown as flowers too well, I was hooked.

Last year I had leeks but this year as well as leeks Iv’e gone further into my allium addiction and started some onions and shallots from set which have proved to be a really good way of growing them as they can go straight into the ground or in the greenhouse for a few weeks, freeing up alot more shelving space, if your unable to grow onions from seed grow them from set there great.

As you can see iv’e got them inside the greenhouse, out in the veg bed and in the flower bed, I love ’em.

Do you have a favourite genus?

April 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

Lets Get Sowing

So I went out into the greenhouse today with seeds in hand and went a bit sowing crazy, but it was well worth it and I got alot done so i’m getting ready for summer.

What I sowed

 flowers;

  • Sweetpea;
  • -Air Warden
  • -Noel Sutton
  • -White Ensign
  • -Beaujolais
  • -Mrs R Bolton
  • Echinops- Blue Glow
  • Cornflower- Snowman
  • Cornflower- Polka Dot Mixed
  • Nasturtium- Cobra
  • Rudbeckia- Chim Chiminee
  • Rudbeckia- Cherokee Sunset
  • Nigella- Moody Blues
  • Stock- Brompton Mixed

Vegetables;

  • Leek- Autumn Mammoth 2
  • Aubergine- Black Enorma
  • Tomato- gardeners Delight
  • Tomato- Alisa Craig
  • Sweetcorn- Rising Sun

Herbs;

  • Dill
  • Basil- Sweet genovese
  • Parsley- Plain Leaved 2

Wow thats all I can say, quite a lot I must say but the flowers will look great. i haven’t sowed alot of veg this year as I know now what gets eaten and what doesn’t, but this year herbs are a must I plan to sow some more later on.

What are you sowing for the upcoming months?

April 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm 1 comment

Blossoming Cherry Tree

This spring my ornamental cherry tree (pink Perfection) has had its best display of flowers yet. Iv’e had it for about 3 years now and planted it within the first year I moved into my new house, I wanted to create a bit more intrest within the garden so thats what I did.

I love how as the tree grows bigger and bigger it creates an almost woodland feel to the corner of the garden casting dappled shade on the bluebells and wild flowers below.

 

The lilac tree at the end of my garden also creates a really pretty display and with both of them together the smell and colour is imense, ah i love spring.

Are there any trees flowering in your garden?

April 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Spring Flowers

Well i’m finally writing a post, been so busy for the last few weeks with exam preparations, luckily spring term gives me alot more free time so i’ll be blogging a bit more frequently now.

Well back to the garden iv’e had beautiful displays from the flower bed all throughout march and now in april the warm weathers bringing out the flowers in all their full glory.

Heres what you missed while I was away.

And when the sun came

The flower bed now

As you can see alots happened but i’m really happy how the tulips have taken over from the daffodils and early flowering bulbs and the colour aswell is really something, definately an improvement from last year.

April 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm Leave a comment


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