Well that was two days of lovely weather, overcast and a bit misty, but still good to go outside and potter slowly and enjoyably around. We did a fair bit as well. There was leaf raking, potting on, tidying up, and algae scrubbing on Saturday, which continued into yesterday. Leaves were raked from pathways and the drive, and the pond was skimmed of debris. At 2:30pm we had a well-earned rest in the summerhouse after the morning session.
I've repotted just about all of the pot plants now, and made up some new pots of spring bulbs from the last few of the 5kg I bought in October. They're all clustered around the porch in pots.
The regal Fleagle deigned to join us for around 20 minutes, but on hearing a distant dog bark she shot back to the house sharpish
I've also been wombling around the barns and rubbish heap making good use of the things that I find. A large clay plant pot, broken in half, had some bulbs planted into both halves and a bit of roof moss added. An earthenware pot that didn't make it through the move had some rockery plants stuffed in one end and a some muscari bulbs at the other.
I cleared the weeds from an odd plant bed sited at the far end of the garden and laid out my patio fruit trees. They've not done too well since I got them at a bargain knock down price a couple of years ago, so I've decided to make a last ditch effort and get them in the ground to see if I can persuade them to make a mini orchard. I shall probably plant them up next week.
Finally, the frame of my little secondhand lean-to greenhouse has been put up against the main barn in the hopes of trapping some summer heat and growing some tomatoes. I've got to wash off the glass, add a couple of rubber gaskets and it's good to go. I should be able to stagger five plants in there, which is a start. In a few years time I would like to grow all of the tomatoes we use during the year, including chopped plum tomatoes for cooking, but I want to work up slowly to that, as it will require some kind of polytunnel for warmth and to combat blight, so for this year I will do two salad, two normal and one beefsteak.
No more work will be done in the garden for the rest of this week, bar removing some weeds from the drive and adding fresh stones, as temperatures are dropping and it will be bitterly cold. Time to bed down again and do some crafting.