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.
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.
- Lobelia × speciosa ‘Vedrariensis’ was planted in the Main Bed Top, near the new apple tree. Good root mass, so should do well.
- Another Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ cutting was planted to give repetition to the yellow line.
- The main Salvia ‘Amistad’ was planted in the Main Bed and another cutting was planted in the Main Bed Top, replacing the Lavender.
- Tradescantia x andersoniana ‘Blue and Gold’ was planted, although it has had a right go at by the slugs which were hiding it its pot! It’s in the sunniest part of the garden now, so should improve!
- Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’ was also planted in a sunny spot. Also in a spot that is easy to keep watered.
- Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’ was planted down near the pond.
- Catananche caerulea was planted in the main bed.
- Hesperantha coccinea ‘Major’ was planted in the main bed.
- Campanula persicifolia ‘Blue’ was split again, and several plants were put in 4 places around the main bed.
- Helenium autumnale was saved from the bin and I put it in my yellow line. Hopefully it won’t be too leggy with more sunshine.
- Aster × frikartii ‘Mönch’ was planted up near the drain cover. Hopefully it will fall over the metal and cover it up a bit.
- Veronica spicata ‘Chista’ was replanted down near the pond.
I also planted up a new Rhubarb plant Rheum × hybridum ‘Timperley Early’ in a pot which was now spare to get going.
- 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.