It’s been cold in Wiltshire for the past few days and today we have rain too. Not the best day for gardening but garden planning is something that can be enjoyed instead!
The Six on Saturday is a fun gardening meme to join in with. You get to ‘meet’ some other garden bloggers and chat about what is happening in your garden. Do pop over to The Propagator to find out more.
Here are my Six this week:
1. Sweet Peas
I bought these last weekend and planted them with my class. I don’t think many of the children have planted anything before and as young children they were fascinated but expected them to be flowering the next day! We may have to wait a little longer!
2. Root trainers
I bought these so that I can plant sweet peas for the Old House garden. I planted the seeds with the children in a normal Propagator as we had one at school. Sarah Raven, on her website, was telling me that these do the trick and produce stronger plug plants. I was in a dilemma on whether to buy these as it means more plastic in the the greenhouse but I concluded that I can reuse them each year so went for it. After a chat on Twitter, I may be a little late in planting my sweet peas but they are in now so I think they will be fine. When do you plant yours?
3. Dreaming of Dahlias
I saw these out in my local garden centre but resisted! I just came home and instead ordered a load from Sarah Raven. She has a lot to answer for!! I’m planning a new raised bed just for flowers for cutting so Dahlias here we come! I’ve never grown Dahlias from their tubers so we shall see. Any tips would be most welcome.
4. Cosmos seeds
Yes, another Sarah Raven purchase but what can a lady do when the site is soooo amazing! These will also go in the new raised bed although I do use cosmos all over the Old House garden for added colour and to fill in any gaps. I had some lovely seashell dark pink cosmos last year with frilly edges and I collected some seed for them so these will be planted up too, although not yet.
5. Signs of new growth
There are a few signs of new growth in the garden. A few bulbs are beginning to push their way through and primroses are about to flower. This is the only one brave enough to have a flower already.
6. Old House Renovation news
Our Lovely Builders returned on Monday and have worked their wonders! They had the concrete poured for the floors so you get a better idea what the kitchen extension will look like. Not the best weather for laying concrete -all 150 wheel barrows of the stuff -but there we are! An outline at last to share with you! And the surrounding area will be a new patio so that’s exciting too! I shall write a house round up post in February.
That’s all folks! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Wrap up, we may be in for snow here in Wiltshire next week.
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A blog about the renovation of our old house and it’s garden in the English countryside. I also blog about interiors, general gardening tips and visits to glorious gardens.