Saturday, 29 December 2012
December Odd Jobs
I was anxious to get out and do a few small jobs - but decided to do a bit in the garden. Then maybe head out to the allotment tomorrow - weather permitting. The allotment parking area is prone to flooding - so hopefully the break in the weather will allow it to drain a bit .....
A simple job - adding the compost provided to the basket then planting the bulbs an inch or so beneath the surface.
Should look lovely in March - and I knew that if I didn't get them planted today I'd probably stick them in the shed then forget about them until too late !
Autumn Peas in pots - as a backup plan if any of the seeds sown out on the allotment failed to germinate or grow on.
These have sat - more or less neglected - in a corner of the garden since then.
Today I finally got around to checking them - and was pleased to see that they are thriving. It will soon be time to move them into bigger pots - ready to go out to the allotment - or to grow on in the garden.
The mint grew well last year - and this hardy plant should survive the winter. It just needed a bit of pruning to remove dead growth and make room for new shoots.
Its too soon to sow or plant most other herbs right now - but that's another thing to look forward to.
Sage, Basil, more Mint varieties, Mustard Leaves, Parsley and lots more to come.