The growing season has well and truly started and Plot 15C is nearly already full to the brim. Although to be fair the vegetable beds are so small it’s hard for them not to fill up so quick!
The Swiss chard from last year is still producing those beautifully coloured and delicious leaves, the garlic is growing well and the broad beans have flowers. The potatoes have also been planted and the carrots have been sown too. There’s also a trough full will tulips in bloom and I planted some perrenials in the flower patch (Hollyhock, Fox-glove, Delphinium and Verbena) aswell as a new evergreen grass called Carex down in the pond area. Both the climbing rose and the rose shrub are looking healthy against the side of the shed and I can’t wait for them to bloom this year.
The raspberries are sprouting up like crazy and the 2 gooseberry bushes and 4 blackcurrant bushes all have great thick foliage and has even produced some little flowers. The manure I put on the two strawberry raised beds must have done them some good because the foliage is looking so green and lush and I’ve noticed a few flowers on the plants too. And to top it all off the grapevine I purchused and planted back in February has a few buds growing!
Even though the plot is coming together nicely there are a few large jobs to be done including finishing and netting the walk in fruit cage, building a walk in chicken run and finishing the coop as well as making the pond more wildlife friendly. And I’m sure those pesky weeds will be growing like crazy soon enough!