Sunday 24 April 2016

More raised beds made, clearing & fencing too

Finally got this corner sorted with two extra raised beds, we will plant some more Gooseberry bushes in these. 
Two new ones, red dessert type & a sucker that came from our other Gooseberry bush, a green type. 
Our daughter got some free (a donation was given) 'Seeds for Bees' from the 38 Degrees organisation, so we have scattered them over a spare patch, see below.
We thought it was time to remove the fleece cover from the Broad Beans, as you can see they have benefited from the fleece as they have grown well. 

The dark patch, just beyond, is where we scattered the 'Seeds for Bees' we have Lavender in the path boxes (on the right) Bees love that too. 
We could not find any frog spawn in our pond, but a fellow plot holder who had a pond full of tadpoles let us have some, so now our pond has life in it (apart from the water bugs). 
Rhubarb update: 

Well its grown a lot since I last looked, I expect we will be picking a few stalks in a day or two. 
Love the first Rhubarb crumble of the season

Another job done today, I put up some trellis above the tin fence, our neighbour had some they didn't need, so I took it. 

While I did that my wife dug over the narrow bed ready for planting soon, some flowers & climbers for the trellis will go in there.

So despite the forecast of rain all morning, we did get a lot done and the sun came out in the afternoon, no rain though, which was lucky.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian 

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