With a polytunnel on the way to accompany the greenhouse the garden is springing to life. We have planted more flowers to encourage the pollinators in as the wild flowers are taking their sweet time!
On the far right are peas, I’m not sure how these will do here but it’s worth a try, next to them in the green pot are two different types of Thyme, above them are some petunias, with the already established plants behind them, a snowball shrub and a rose with a primrose. Coming back towards the front of the photograph there are some pansies, some lillies that I started from bulbs and then some gladioli also raised from bulbs and in the far left is some red bergamot.
A different view of the same corner, now showing some more Thyme, Pansies and on the tubs and chair, some more Pansies and Petunias.
Another view showing the tub of wild flowers in the battered trellis box and some more gladioli. the flowers at the bottom in the long pots are violets. There is another flower that I can’t remember the name of!!
Our herb area with a couple of stray veggies, from the back left we have lemon balm and another seedling of lemon balm in front of it, to the back again, mint and then in the foreground we have oregano. On the right are some rosemary and oregano seedlings, then some lettuce and spinach, then some Rocket, Underneath is some sage and a lonely carrot.
Here are some peas, with the pear tree to the left.
Down below the patio by the wall we have wildflowers and some randomly placed onions.
Our lovely blueberry bush on the left which is starting to flower and our raspberry bush on the right.
Some more wildflowers and onions.
This area is full of flowers for the bees and butterflies and herbs that they like, like Wild Flowers, Sorrel, Nasturtiums and Sneezewort.
Further down, more flowers, my sweet peas are a bit worse for wear, the twig in the front will hopefully be a gooseberry bush eventually and the tree at the back is the plum, still not leaves but it’s not dead.
The roses and apple tree are doing really well.
These strawberry plants are not as big as the ones in the greenhouse but they are doing well, two pots and they have spread.
The greenhouse, these will be transferred to the poly tunnel, we have peppers, chilli plants, carrot, peas, runner beans, spinach, onions, spring onions, red onions, potatoes, beetroot, broad beans, strawberries and cucumbers in here as well as herbs.
A slightly different angle.
The cherry tree with a lot of prospective cherries on it.
As you can see I will plant and stick a pot wherever I can. I didn’t show the sunflowers growing in a paper bag or the trough of potatoes yet. I’m not experienced or even following the rules but I’m learning!