Well I am glad April is over, what horrible weather we have had and often all in one day.
My greenhouse is crammed, the poor tomatoes are desperate to be potted up or put in to grow bags, but I have nowhere to fit them.
The bananas are very very slow starting, but at least they are showing signs of life!
Most of these plants are destined for my mums garden and yes they need potting on too, but I have nowhere to put them if they are in bigger pots. Most of these usually could have started to be hardened off by now, but the frosts we have been having have been very heavy!
At the bottom of the picture you can see 2 hanging baskets, one for me and one for my daughter.
This Agave Americana grows massively every year and each winter I always end up stabbing myself a number of times whilst its in the greenhouse.
More of my Agaves and arid collection under the shelves.
Aeonium tabuliforme and its flower spike.
Meanwhile, outsidethe patch of green that is supposed to be lawn....
apart from the corner this bit isn't too bad...
but this bit .............. well what can I say!!!!
Its a mess and to be honest is not lawn, more like weeds..
and here we have masses of Ground Elder!! So this year the whole lot including all the plants that back on to the fence are coming out, I am then going to put a really strong weed killer down all summer, then I shall get my gardener back to put like a membrane down between vertically between myself and the neighbour. Then in the autumn I will lay new turf.
Fingers and toes crossed it will work!