#SixonSaturday My Gardening Week – 21st May @cavershamjj

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Thanks goodness the April showers turned up even if we had to wait until May for them.

  1. The Rocket potatoes in their Marshalls Gro-Sacks are loving the recent rain. The first two of the six containers were planted at the beginning of April.
  2. They may still be small and only recently planted out in raised beds but the courgettes already have flowers.
  3. The bees are loving the flowers on the thyme.

4. An unknown variety of rose (our neighbour refers to it as ‘Sheila’s rose’ after the wife of the previous owner of our house) covered in flowers and with the most delightful scent.
5. A delicately coloured rhododendron. Unfortunately I missed taking a photo of a deep crimson one further down the garden that has now finished flowering.
6. An acquilegia which has made itself at home in a crack in the concrete next to one of our compost bins.

Enjoy your garden or outside space this week.

#SixonSaturday My Gardening Week – 30th April @cavershamjj

Garden AllotmentSix on Saturday is a weekly meme hosted by The Propagator. If you’d like to join in you can find more details here.

How is it we’re already a third of the wat through the year and whatever happened to April showers?

  1. The first two containers of Rocket potatoes are coming along well and have just been topped up with compost.
  2. There was quite a lot of blossom on the cordon pears this year but only a few signs of fruits forming (if you look carefully).
  3. Blossom on one of the apple trees (possibly James Grieve or Suntan) planted by the garden’s previous owner.

4. The choisya is in full bloom and wafting delicious scent across its corner of the garden, fully living up to its common name of Mexican Orange Blossom.
5. Some brightly coloured tulips still putting on a show and vying one another as to which can grow the tallest.
6. A lovely little book I was sent this week by September Publishing to review on my blog – The Healing Power of Nature. It contains inspirational quotes and sketches by Vincent Van Gogh.

Enjoy your garden or outside space this week.