As we were both off this tuesday we decided to give the local Garden Centre a visit, i did work there for 11 years as the plant area manager and loved it, but moved on to other things.
We really needed a few blackberry plants to add to our collection of fruit bushes, we had seen them in there a few weeks ago marked up at £6.99 for a 3 litre plant, while this is a fairly decent price we decided to wait until we were ready for them. The Garden centre was having a Sale today, and as we were passing we decided to call and check them out, all fruit bushes on sale at just £2.99 each, massive bargain, so we helped ourselves to 3 of them, raspberries, goosberries and assorted currants too, and to top it off, a Conference Pear tree at just £7.99 in a 10ltr pot, standing at 6ft tall.
The main objective today was to get on with a some seed sowing, having neglected the plot for a couple of weeks while getting over the christmas flu, and although it was a -4 frost overnight and white over we went to the plot determined to do something today. We set about sowing trays of , tomatoe, peppers, assorted herbs, borage, beetroot and Annie wants a wild flower meadow of sorts to help the bees.
We have some old spent compost from another chap that had the plot before we did, so we decided to re- use the compost he had left to pot up some lavenders and we have planted up a really large trough for the wildflowers (not the one in this picture).
The rhubarb plant we have is growing away at present, we put a large pot over the top of it a couple of weeks ago and now its looking almost ready for a crumble..
We ended up giving everything a good water and plants that were starting to grow we fed them with the BioCanna Vega Organic food, especially the hanging strawberries as they were looking dry and in need of refreshment..
All in all we had a great day, lots of production to be going on with, i must get the tap fixed though, not much fun when the hosepipe shoots off on a cold day and wets you through, good job it was one of the last jobs for day..