It’s been a while since I’ve posted a proper update on the garden. Our landlord has helpfully dug up most of the back garden, meaning I haven’t had to — and he’s dug up more than I would be willing to do, so I have more room for planting vegetables and more sunflowers.
Slugs and snails have been attacking my primroses, ensuing in an ongoing battle. I’ve since scattered slug pellets around, which kills them, but I’m concerned that one set of flowers just won’t recover. I’ve been bolstering the primroses with coffee grounds so I hope they will bounce back soon. The sunflowers were transplanted outside about a week ago. Slugs got two of them before I could get slug pellets, but otherwise they have been growing heartily. I hope they grow tall!
Yesterday, I planted some seeds for our vegetables. Pumpkins, courgette (zucchini), and corn.
Next I need to clean out some of the pots so I can plant herbs, and then I want to plant more sunflowers.
And, unrelated to gardening, I did spend last Friday watching the royal wedding between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I also played trains with a little boy.