18 June 2023

Christmas Tomato Update.

 Hello everyone, I hope you're all keeping well.

I was thinking the other day that it is about time I did a Christmas tomato update. For those that don't know what I'm talking about [Click Here]. So below is a picture of my main crop Tomato plants, the one on the left being from the batch of seeds that I sowed at Christmas. The other two plants are a couple of different varieties sown around ten weeks later. As you can see, there is still a bit of a difference although it's fair to say that the ones sown at a later time are not too far behind but even if I end up getting a fresh Tomato even just a couple of weeks sooner I'm sure to appreciate it.

11 June 2023

Rose And Clematis.

 Rose and Clematis, it sounds like a tv detective series, in fact it's just a couple of plants growing by our front door. The rose we had at our old house and brought with us, which just goes to show that you shouldn't be put off from moving such things to a different location if you feel the need. This was an established plant of many years at that location and has moved just fine. The most important thing when planting anything is to never let it dry out, especially if it's an older plant where because of its size you've had to hack the roots around a little.

The Clematis was something that we inherited with the property. It's easy to be tempted when moving somewhere new to have a clear out so you can put your own mark on the place. But if it's the winter months it's not always possible to tell the worth of what you plan to chuck out. I'm glad we kept the Clematis as I think it goes well with the Rose. I think they have become good friends.

9 June 2023

A Shady Corner.

This little corner receives some shade through out the day from a pollarded Ash tree. I don't know if it can be seen in the picture but they are set out around a bench where one can rest awhile. There is also a Hosta and Heuchra included - keen to take part they were!