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A Windy Day


By csarina

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It had been raining when we got up, but the ground showed signs of drying off, so off to the garden we went. Even down in the walled garden it was quite windy and we had a few drops of rain.

The courgette I planted in the polytunnel is doing well, but something ?slugs have eaten one of the french beans coming through. There were signs of some carrots comng through and more turnip have geminated. The blackcurrant I heeled in to the polytunnel is showing leaves, but heaven knows what happened to the two gooseberries, they have completely disappeared.

Seeds in the greenhouse are also doing well. I watered the polytunnel, took the flowers off the strawberries, sowed fennel and dill in the greenhouse and spinich in the polytunnel, we like young spinich in salad.

We went and grubbed round the rhubarb which is growing under the pear trees, pulled out weeds round about and fed it. Whilst we were there we also trimmed a lot of dead wood from the pear trees.

We will be back later in the week and we will be planting the first of the potato’s Dunbar Rover, an old variety we grow, we save seed from year to year. The next to go in will be Anya, we bought new seed this year as they were showing signs of reverting to pink fir apple, one of the potatoes used to produce them.

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Nice to know things are doing well for you. I like to grow fruit trees. I've got some red currant cuttings I rooted over winter, and some goosberries and raspberries I moved are settling in.
Good luck with your black currant. It seems it's survived. I hope it produces fruit for you.

17 Apr, 2012

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