|The rubble garden|
|Some of the Scottish heather selection|
|More rubble with every dig|
|Still to be dug, what surprises will we find?|
Meanwhile, the conservatory is filling up rapidly:
|The sowing table is full|
|New this year: tomatillos|
|Plenty o peppers|
|Tomatillos, tomatoes and lemon verbena|
Outside in the veg garden, I have the peas and pak choi seedlings under mini tunnels. The tunnels did suffer a bit in the recent spate of gales. I had to weigh the plastic down with paving slabs in the end, but I don't foresee it surviving very long. Still, the hoops will be very useful for netting over the brassicas and peas.
I also sowed salad crops and carrots under the cloches and then, after discovering that parsnip seeds are only good for a year (and the first sowing not showing any signs of life), I went all out and sowed all of my remaining parsnip seeds in three rows. So it's either going to be feast or famine. If it's a feast, then we'll make lots of parsnip wine.
Some comfrey cuttings have been potted up as well. Since we have decimated our nettle stocks, comfrey will be our future source of fertiliser.
|Hopefully the last of the spring gales|
In the rest of the garden, we planted a blackberry 'Triple Crown' and two goji berries this week and a couple of goat willows to improve the drainage. I keep saying to Jim that this will be the last of the planting, honest.