This month I've had a little visitor to my shed! Ain't he cute!
I finished planting up my new raised bed. The first little plants to pop up were these borlotto beans, which I'm hoping to get a late harvest from.
I've got mixed salad, sweetcorn (not sure these'll grow in time, but let's see!), some chinese greens that came from a reduced (9p) 'living salad' pack, botlotto beans, walking onions, rainbow chard, carrots and spring onion mix and society garlic in this new bed. And lots of weeds too, you can tell this soil was dug out of the weedy patch of the garden, it's very nettle-y!
Speaking of the weedy patch, it's all covered with cardboard now, and I'm going to plant some trees and shrubs there when I have pennies. I think maybe hazelnuts.
My other raised bed is still producing courgettes and I've had my first sweetcorn. I'm waiting for the climbing beans to actually give me some beans! There are a few flowers, but no beans yet! I've thinned out the carrots and planted some walking onion sets I bought too. I've been watering with my homemade stinky weed tea to keep this bed productive and healthy.
I planted a potato in a big pot, I was a bit late with it, and I only planted one, but I hope I'll have at least a few potatoes soon!
I'm quite pleased with this little part of the garden, because it's spreading and filling out all the gaps. There are lots of foxgloves, teasles and waaay too many forget me nots in there waiting to flower next year.
Here's the whole garden this month. I'm really hoping I'm able to get a lift next month to buy some bark chippings (not easy to take home on the bus!!) so I can cover over the lawn, I can't wait to get rid of it!
The side garden is looking lovely too. The fennel is beautiful, my tiny apple tree is so cute, and every raspberry cane is laden with so much fruit.
There are lots of lovely flowers in the garden now, and lots of garden visitors too,
How's your garden this month?