Thursday, 4 February 2016

January in the garden with HDYGG?

I've not been up to much in the garden, in fact I've done very little in January compared to previous months as I've returned to work full time.

Everything seems to be growing nicely though, I water the garden at 5.15am every morning while I wait for the kettle to boil and as it's winter the sand isn't drying out that quickly.


I've identified my 2 mystery seedlings, it would appear they are tomato plants.


The birds have taken a fancy to the tomatoes, we have so many, I don't mind them snaffling up the odd one or two.


I've lost the packaging these seeds came from, so I have no idea what they will look like when they flower, they've now been transferred to the sandpit also.


 I've over watered the lavender, I've now transferred it to the sand with some compost dug in, in the hope it will recover.



Despite regular watering, the leaves are dying on the plants, the sun doesn't stay on this part of the garden for long, maybe that's the issue.


Despite it being winter, the temps still reach the high 20's during the day and weeding the sandpit was very hot and tiring work, those roots go down a long way and had to be dug out.


I transferred some seedlings, the labels had worn off so it is 'pot luck' gardening here.


 No sign of the daffodil, that has been sitting in this pot since April. 


I've transferred the Geraniums into the freshly weeded sand pit and planted a variety of seeds in the compost.





 This photo was taken today and you can see the bulb pushing through the soil.



10 comments:

  1. You have been so busy! One of your mystery plants looks like it could be Nigella - I might be wrong though. Your garden will look amazing once everything has established :)

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    1. Peter and I are off to the garden centre later today to spend some of my hard earned pay check to see how we can brighten the garden up further

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  2. Yay! Tomatoes - not so yay that the birds are getting to them first though!

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    1. the birds are welcome to the odd tomato

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  3. i miss the days of watering plants outside. it's been four months now since i have done such a thing.

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    1. soon be summer here and i'll be fighting a losing battle

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  4. Lovely, I especially like the flowers popping up amongst the rocks!

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  5. I don't think I know what 5.15am looks like (not that I'm complaining!)
    Cheeky birds! Don't they know how hard you've been working?!

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    1. I'm not sure what 5.15am looks like either, my eyes are still half closed

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