Saturday, 26 March 2011
Whose garden is it anyway ?
I spent the day in the garden today doing some sowing, planting and weeding. Lily, our Tabby always livens things up by repeatedly attacking me when I am least expecting it. She does this occasionally in the house but really goes for it in the back garden. I can be digging away quite happily and suddenly she will pounce on me open jawed and claws out. I cant quite make it out - but I think it could be something along the same lines as dog-walkers' attitude to public parks. As she is sinking her teeth into my arm (she draws blood..) she has this expression on her face like "well, some of us are committed to shitting in these flower beds 365 days a year, we are not just out here when the weather is good". Or maybe not. Anyhow, its really annoying.
The sweet peas are hardening off outside and the leeks are up and will need pricking out shortly. I planted out about a dozen Verbascum Southern Charm which were sown last year and have been in the cold frame all winter. They look quite good. Also direct sowed some poppies and rocket so the slugs will no doubt have all those. In pots inside are some courgettes, several types of sunflowers and something I found in an envelope marked "weird tall Kiftsgate thingy" which was a seed pod from when we visited Kiftsgate Court last year. Lets see what comes up and then I can try to identify it. Lots more to do. The Pulmonaria and Primroses are out and the Forget-me-nots are just coming into flower.
The Camellia by the front door is is full flower. Invasive weed of the week - bindweed. It's like the enemy below. Not up yet but every forkful FULL of bindweed root. Pah.