Happy Monday Everyone,
It is a lovely day here ... the sun is making the garden, and gardening, look so inviting, but first I'll have to clear up the chaos caused by yesterday's high winds and rain. After potting up some new seedlings the postie delivered on Saturday I just dropped the empty pots into a pail to be cleaned later ... and even though I tucked them behind the shed the wind got to them. They are now strewn over the garden and need to be rounded up. But that's a job for later. My first job was to pick this lovely bunch wallflowers (Erysimum) for Cathy's meme, In A Vase On Monday.
Last week I mentioned that I'd emptied the tray by the kitchen door to make way for these herbs ... flat leaf parsley, lemon thyme, bush basil, alpine strawberry and celery leaf. That last is a new discovery for me ... the instructions on the label are to use is as a celery-flavoured parsley.The bush basil looks to be struggling after the horrible weather we've had over the weekend so I may bring it indoors and nurse it, hopefully into life again.
Now a tale of woe. My husband, unknown to me, recently spread some Growmore fertiliser on many of the plants around the garden thinking he was doing them, and me, a good turn. Unfortunately, he didn't read the instructions correctly and, in a few cases, sprinkled the stuff directly on to the plant. Needless to say, we've had a number of casualties! So, this afternoon he is taking a trip to the garden centre in the hope of replacing the damaged plants ... could be he is on a mission impossible because the plants were bought from various places at various times of the year!
That's my garden update for today but before I go a current weather report - after the sunny start to the day it is now pouring rain ... so the planned round up of pots will just have to wait :(