QUOTE(janj @ Apr 5 2010, 01:25 PM)
Feeling virtuous having finally dug over my veg plots (that sounds impessive, but they're quite small
veg plots!). Also done a bit of spring cleaning and pruned some roses and shrubs. Got tomatoes, peppers, green beans and lettuces sprouting, along with some summer bedding. Finally starting to feel like spring has arrived
Looking for a bit of inspiration though - wondered if anyone has any suggestions for a small corner of my veg plot? It's only about 3ft square, and doesn't get too much sunlight - just in the morning, till maybe 11.00. Soil's quite good, slightly clay but not really claggy. As well as all the above I also have (or am planning to have) rhubarb, apples, black and redcurrants, courgettes and various herbs.
Salad? Lettuce doesn't like being baked
QUOTE(PianissiMole @ Apr 5 2010, 09:35 PM)
It must be a really good year for sycamores. We have a couple of big sycamores in the back garden and always get a few unwanted seeds germinating in the lawn, but this year there must have been a well over a thousand
(I've been told off millions of time for exagerating - but not in this case).
I've just mowed them all
Someone once said that after the Big Bang the only surviving plants would be sycamore and buddleia
I started digging over my raised beds - far too late by most people's timetables but pretty early for me (ie before June)
Also weeding and clearing flower beds, planting allium, re-planting osteospermum (24" apart and not the 6" I had gone for last week - I never allow room for plants to spread
) and hoeing the moss off my path - it's a very long path and I got about one quarter of it done, but it's a start.