Tuesday, 10 April 2012


It is surprising how quickly one forgets and how much can change in a short space of time. I love being a member of Blotanical which is a website for gardening blogs from all over the world. Prior to my ex husband leaving me I was able to use the site extensively and knew exactly what I was doing. And I had a lot of fun and got to know a lot of people. All in all a great site of which to be a member. Now however after a couple of years during which I met and married husband no. 2, I have lost all idea as to how things work and there is so much new stuff that I am bewildered as to where to start. I expect I'll get there eventually but it is frustrating to say the least! Especially as I am now back into gardening and thoroughly enjoying it!

I would have been happy to move up to Edinburgh to live with my new husband in his home town but he decided to move down to Cornwall instead. Well what's not to like about that? He can wear shorts all year round and we don't need thousands of blankets to keep warm! Also the gardening is much easier as everything is earlier! He doesn't garden but he is brilliant with grass! So for the first time in years my lawn might look respectable!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Things are Growing!

I managed to get into the garden this Easter before the rains came! The potatoes are doing well and I also planted  some second earlies plus a few main crop

It is amazing as to how much compost these need! So when I was at the garden centre I also bought some herbs. Namely; dill, coriander and tarragon. I planted them into pots and also sowed some seeds thinly around the plants. 

I have a good clump of sorrel growing in the herb garden and think I will have a go at making sorrel soup. I haven't made it before but I have been told that it is delicious! 

The blackcurrants and blueberry bushes are doing well. The new bush that I transplanted is looking healthy and has a lot of leaf on it.

I pruned the blueberry this year hoping that it would encourage it to make more new growth. It is looking promising! 

The blackcurrants around the bird table are doing well too. These are earlies and there is one Scottish variety that doesn't start doing anything until late May! They all have produced a large crop of fruit in the past. 

This planter had chives in it but I have noticed that I have Feverfew (herb) everywhere this year. It makes a very soothing tea though I haven't used it as such. The other self sown plant that is covering the ground is the For-get-me-not! But it is very pretty so I leave it alone!