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General Update – 21 February 2021

First seedlings of 2021
First seedlings of 2021

My first seedlings have appeared after just 1 week. Lettuces, Kohl Rabi and Kale are all up. That is exciting.

I put down the rest of my gravel surrounding my pond and neatened the edges. Looks much better.

Pond area - Feb 2021
Pond area – Feb 2021

I spent a lot of the day planting the perennials into the main bed which had sat in pots all winter.

  • The Lavandula stoechas was pulled out and binned. We both decided it was time to go. Didn’t look great and didn’t look like it was going to get any better.
Main Bed - Feb 2021
Main Bed – Feb 2021

I also planted up a new Rhubarb plant Rheum × hybridum ‘Timperley Early’ in a pot which was now spare to get going.

Observations:

  • There are some lovely Crocus coming up in the woodland bed. Not sure what they are or if I put them in!
  • More Crocus tommasinianus ‘Whitewell Purple’ are coming up in the lawn. Quite a lot now!
  • Something likes eating my Daffodil flowers.
  • Most of the winter veg has been eaten by slugs. There are going to be a LOT of slugs hiding amongst the crevices.

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