- Trollius - globe flower
- Nymphaea candida - water lily
- Mental aquatica - water mint
- Veronica beccabunga - Brooklime
- Pontederia cordata-pickerel plant
- Mares tail oxygenator (no label)
Monday, 28 August 2017
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Miniature daffodils and narcissus.
The major remodelling on the vegetable plot is mostly finished, but more serious work to come. This larg area has been changed with beds moved and the path relaid further down the slope (you can just see the imprint of the old path to the right), away from the apple trees which had grown so much they prevented walking along the path. This slope can get very wet in periods of heavy rain which we had while building so it will need relaying again once it has settled, as it looks a little bit wobbly
The winter jobs are all done now, the raspberries and other soft fruit pruned and the new loganberry shoots tied on for this year. The broad beans, onion and garlic are all in, so now the priority is to weed and prepare beds for the year with compost and manure.
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Today I dug up about half the Jerusalem artichokes, some are huge and there are several pounds worth. Nice for a winter soup. Easy to grow, even in damp clay, the only problem with them is they are thuggish and move to grow where they want to, not necessarily where you want them. I have already moved some to a new part of the plot, so the rest have to come up.