Today, we’ve planted some early chrysanthemums as they’re such great cut flowers – colours this time round are red, purple, bronze, gold and white. In other news, K planted the peas in one of the beds that used to have daffodils in – and we put the slug doom round them to dissuade the slugs from having their usual party, LOL. We’ll save some of the daffodils for planting on the allotment later in the year, and we’ve taken the smaller ones (Narcissi Tete-a-Tete) home for planting in the front garden as we have a mini Tete-a-Tete “hedge” which has been very successful this year, and we need to add to it.
I did my usual hoe-round and we also trimmed the plot edges – as we had the annual allotment inspection last week (we passed, hurrah!) but untidy edges were noted (oh, the shame …), so we’ve got those under control now.
The last of the tulips have been harvested and look very nice in the vase. The type is Blue Heron which is a large fringed tulip which is just stunning and lasts a long time at home. We’ll definitely get more of these next year. K also cut some asparagus tips, some of which we’ve had in an omelette for lunch (very tasty they are too).
The alliums are also on their way, which is great, and I planted the remainder of the new gladioli (Wine & Roses). There are also last year’s gladioli to plant so I’ve made a good start on those – especially the ones that were already sprouting big-time in the bucket in the shed! Which just goes to show you can’t keep a good gladiolus down – it’s the gift that keeps on giving …
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone – enjoy this glorious sunshine!