That led me onto taking a few photos of the garden. We've not had a garden post for a while, so those allergic to all things gardening, look away now!
The patch of grass that I sewed earlier on was a dismal failure, so we re-seeded two weeks ago and this time it rocketed up
The tommies are almost done now, but we had tonnes over the summer. Well, what do you expect with 30 plants?
The flowers mainly did well. The zinnia and comsos have been brilliant, despite getting no water whilst we were on holiday and the temperatures were in the mid to high 30's. However the dahlia and lavatera didn't fair so well, and somewhere in there is a row of margeurites which lost out in the competition with the cosmos!
We've planted a spirea "hedge"
The grass (not sure the name of it) under the kitchen window has been glorious
And the lemon grass I brought home from my sisters in Portugal has thrived, although I don't know if it'll make it through the winter
These are the front steps where I drink my morning cuppa, if anyone would care to join me.
Notes for 2012
- Don't go on holiday in August and expect things to survive! We had a good sweet corn crop, but most of them were ready whilst we were away
- No more brassicas
- Leeks are probably not going to do any good here - they are still like spring onions, and they don't survive in the ground in a czech winter
- Less is more - if we're talking tomatoes
- Extend the dribble watering system. Gets the water where it's needed and wastes very little.
- Move the soft fruits to somewhere where I can see them, therefore remember to water them and pick the fruit!
PS The cat brought another mouse in this morning. I dealt with this one!