Here’s an invite to take a tour around plot 48…
First up is the long view down the plot, from the wendy shed. The wallflowers have flowered non-stop since mid-March and the bees love them. The tulips are mostly finished; the red ones to the far left have been going for about three weeks, so I’ll forgive them for not being the Darwin hybrid Apeldoorn’s. The alliums are now centre-stage and attracting numerous pollinators.
Then a peek into the greenhouse. Potting on takes up a lot of space and I don’t yet have cold frames organised but everyone is being well-mannered and not taking more space than they need.
Then to the newly planted sweet pea walk; designed to make use of the space by the polytunnel, which also offers a nice sheltered spot and water run-off (for those occasions when it does rain) A lot of the seeds were saved from the last season at Park Road, varieties long forgotten. Most of the bamboo is from my next door neighbour’s garden – no air miles there! I’m going to attempt the cordon training method, clearly described by Sarah Raven.
Then into the polytunnel. I made a frame for the cucumbers and moved them from the greenhouse to their new home. I’ve wrapped them in fleece as the polytunnel tends to have lower night-time temperatures. Look at that sweetcorn though! It looks like the lettuce will be ready all at once – the neighbours will be thrilled! There are flowers on the tomatoes and peas. Out of shot are the courgettes with baby fruits. I’m loving those soil beds!
I hope you enjoyed the tour 🙂