May 152017
 

Euphorbia griffithii, alliums and firey tulips

The working week running from 8th-12th May had similar themes to previous week: Sowing veg. seeds, indoors and out doors; tending to propagated plants in the greenhouse; cutting grass and weeding. The continued dryness meant a lot of watering.

Some young growth on veg plants in the glasshouse has been munched, similarly the base of two tomato plants in the pollytunnel, it’s probably mice, although I’ve never known a mouse to munch tomato stems?

Many of the apple trees are blooming, the espaliers are beginning to be full of blossom. The Eastern herbaceous border is really filling out, alliums, crisiums, euphorbia griffithii and tree peonies all look great.

The weekend saw some much needed rain, and as I write this on Monday 15th May, I can hear the patter of rain on the skylights, it’s predicted to last most of the day.

Alasdair

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