We are nearly at the end of June and I haven’t yet written about the cut flower beds this year. Of course you’ve seen the results of what is growing in my Monday vases but it is good to share what the beds look like. Continue reading
Time for an update on what’s happening in the greenhouse. Continue reading
At last here is my post reviewing the cut flower beds. almost everything I sowed during the winter is flowering now so I have flowers dotted all around the house and in the last week I have been able to give away four full bouquets; this is bounty I would never have dreamed of a couple of years ago. Continue reading
I thought I had written about the cut flowers beds in May but checking back I only wrote about growing perennials from seed. It was April 28th when I last wrote about the cut flowers and as you can imagine they have grown hugely since then despite some cold nights the soil is warm and with lots of rain you can almost watch some things grow. Continue reading
Well hopefully the last of the predicted cold nights is over! It has been a week of little sun, many showers and lots of strong winds. Continue reading
The greenhouse is overflowing with seedlings! They need to grow a little more, so that I can begin planting them out. I am already hardening-off some of the plants; this is more to acclimatise them to the strong sun than the cold nights as temperatures aren’t falling below 9 or 10°C. Continue reading
We are almost at the end of another month and it is again time to review the cuttings bed.
Julie has said that she won’t be posting this month as sadly she can’t get out into the garden; so if you would like to leave your links here, I’d be very happy to coordinate and host for this month. Continue reading
Time once again to review the successes or otherwise of the cuttings garden.
Like Cathy at Rambling in the Garden I have been very impressed with how good the cuttings beds look in their own right so I am seriously considering using the beds in the new secret garden for some of the plants for cutting, especially the perennials and Dahlias which I leave in the ground, I think it will make the area a pleasant place to sit and once the hedges have grown will protect the plants from the wind. Continue reading
We have had perhaps the hottest summer since we moved to Italy. I spent most of July and certainly the first half of August hiding from the heat and sun. What made this year’s temperatures particularly difficult was that the night time temperatures were not very much lower than mid-day. So there was no relief for me or for my plants. But through it all the cuttings bed has produced masses of flowers for me to pick and enjoy indoors. Continue reading