#SixOnSaturday: Sleeping Beauties

While most of my attention has been focused on the allotment, the secret garden has been quietly but beautifully waking up from its winter sleep!

So this week’s offering is very simple: hellebore, snowdrops (galanthus), hyacinth, grape hyacinths (muscari) and wallflower (erysimum).

Head to The Propagtor‘s blog to see what’s going on in other gardens in the UK and beyond!

Plot 35

Those who follow me on social media will know that this week I’ve been working on what I’ve dubbed my puddings, jams and sauces beds!

I’ve added blueberries and cranberries – planted in pots of ericaceous compost then sunk into the ground – and autumn-fruiting raspberries; summer-fruiting varieties will follow this week.

Back at home I’ve been sowing and pricking out loads of seeds, both of edibles and of flowers for the cutting patch.

In my spare room I have an increasingly triffid-y looking collection of dahlias which I want to take cuttings from. I shall be digging out my copy of Carol Klein’s Grow Your Own Garden for advice on when and how to best do that!

I’ve also ordered a cheap plastic greenhouse which will probably turn out to be a waste of money and the planet’s scarce resources. We’ll see…

This week at Launde Abbey

On Thursday, the eight of us cleared a large border of dead foliage and started to weed. We made the classic error of forgetting to take a full set of ‘before’ photos, but the top picture gives you an idea of what we were working on!

Oh, and I got to drive a mini tractor!

I think that’s quite enough for this week! Enjoy your weekend, and happy gardening!


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8 thoughts on “#SixOnSaturday: Sleeping Beauties

    1. So sorry for the delayed response! How’s your blueberry bush doing? Apparently the secret to cranberries is lots of water so we’ll see! Given that I’m trying to be circumspect with watering this experiment may prove short-lived 🤣


      1. It was originally planted in ericaceous compost. If I get hold of some more I could try repotting it. We have lots of water butts so just about everything in pots get watered with rain water. You’ve made me think I should give it a reprieve and see how it responds to a bit of TLC.

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      2. Sound like repotting in fresh compost is the way forward! Apparently mulching with chopped up Christmas tree helps boost the acidity of the soil too, just in case you still have bits lying around!! Good luck 😀


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