Well, it’s plain for all to see, I’ve neglected my blog. Last year was a difficult one which, after injuring my ankle twice – once in April (when the growing season really kicks off), and again in September (harvest time). I didn’t do much growing at all last year, my allotment went to rack and ruin, and the garden was just a non-starter.
Then we moved 70 miles away to a new house. Which, of course, has a fabulous (and somewhat bigger!) garden. But, I no longer have an allotment.
My new garden has two, yes TWO potting sheds, and a Victorian-style greenhouse. Perfect. So, I’m going to start off from scratch, again. But I really positive about this. The previous owners were real gardening folk and the garden is in almost immaculate condition. I will need to wait for a full year before making any huge changes so that I can see, quiet literally, what comes up. I know that when we viewed the house there were various perennials that have since died down over winter. I’ve no idea what spring delights we have, although already I am starting to see daffodils, tulips and crocus plants emerging. This also means that most of my fruit and vegetable growing will be done in containers, but that’s fine for me.
I’ve ordered some raspberry canes x 10, variety Tulameen. I’d be interested to know what success other growers have had with this variety. I have ordered some (cheap on offer x 25) strawberry plants, variety Aromel, and also some cheap Cupid runners x 12.
I’ve picked up a big back of King Edward seed potatoes, and a small bag of International Kidney. I’ve also ordered some mimi salad potatoes. I’ve got some spring planting garlic, a handful of shallot sets, a horseradish thong, and some asparagus crowns. I’m going to start all these off today in the greenhouse, and chit the potatoes. Whilst I eagerly await my fruit plants!
So, whilst the sun is shining, and the snow seems like a distant memory, I’m going to get started on my new project!