Sunny day Wednesday – really spring-like with temp up to 14degC so had a go at a few jobs in the garden.
First I had a go at the old pear tree in the middle of the vegetable section. The ivy has been growing a lot (what’s left of the tree is covered in variegated ivy) and some tree branches have grown since I last had a go at it a couple of years ago. So I spent a while up a ladder with pruners getting rid of anything that might overshadow the garden. I wanted to get it done now as the ivy is a good nesting site so it needed to be done before the birds stated nesting.
Then I raked the soil in raised bed 6 and planted a row of mangetout peas (sweet horizon) so that’s started the outdoor planting for this year….
I finally planted a couple of flower plants that had lived in pots through the winter and also put some of the polyanthus plants that had hung on over the winter in tray grids.
The sweet peas from inside the house are now big enough to go outside to harden off and one or two tomatoes are through plus the chives.
Well it’s a start…. but there are loads of other things to plant over the next couple of weeks.
Just to illustrate how things are developing: