Sunday, 26 May 2013


To see what was going on in the garden last year compared to this year.



The Hardy Banana, 2012

and this year

mmmm, not alot going on there!!!

The T-Rex last year, big leaves and lots of new ones too.

This year, taller, but struggling to get going...

Ensetes. last year, just getting ready to be planted.

These are the Ensetes this year, this is only the 2nd day they have been out of the greenhouse. Its still too cold at night for them to stay out. The weather forecasts says a low of 5C tonight, we will get lower as we are so rural.

They have thickened out. I did have 5 but I lost one over winter.

I am starting to get a backlog now, the tomatoes really need to go into the growbags, but I don't have room till I get all the bananas out. I have started to remove the bubble wrap insulation, so hopefully in the next few weeks I can get things planted in there rightful places.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Come on Weather!!!

Well I am getting a bit fed up with this weather now, for goodness sake its the middle of May!!!! The T-Rex is only just bursting into life.  The Hardy banana is looking decidedly dead, but when the weather warms up it should start poking through.

The Rheum down by the pond is enormous and is already beginning to flower. This gets bigger and bigger each year.

The Gunnera on the other is struggling!!

This is part of the Bronze bed. Isn't the Heuchara gorgeous.

This is another part of the bronze bed that needs rescuing!

Meanwhile in the greenhouse the banana's which I started on the 1st April are not going as fast I would have expected.

The Bougainvillea is flowering still.

Don't you just love watching seeds bursting through

It still amazes me how a large leaf can come from such a tiny seed.

It looks like an alien, about to emerge from the ground!

I'm sorry I can't help putting  photo's of Darcy on here, he makes me laugh. How he makes himself comfortable when the sun comes out!!!

I do hope the weather bucks up, I'm getting bored stuck inside!!!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Do Onions Feel the Cold?

I wondered, because when I put them in a few weeks ago, they where in lines. I tucked them in under fleece. Anchored the fleece down with tent pegs so it wouldn't take off and the cats couldn't get underneath it!

Today I uncovered them as I thought they would need a good water and they have moved???

See, they have all snuggled up together? I am really puzzled?

Have they grown legs and moved?

Has something moved them?

Are they Aliens?

Answers please......