Posted by: tabliope | April 15, 2009

baby salads

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I was worried about leaving these babies while I was in England but they flourished under the watchful eyes of Suzannah, my neighbour.  On Monday Herr L comes to measure up for the garden and he's bringing a sample of stone with him for the walls.  He intends to start work at the beginning of May and then it's all go. 

Whilst I trudged around in England under some grey skies Germany has finally had some decent weather and my garden is completely different after 10 days away – not least my scraggy lawn which is now covered with daisies and dandelions.  Trailing hearts have flowered, the anenomes that I was convinced had rotted in the ground are now flowering – mauve and white – the herbst anenome has come back and all the daffodils and other spring bulbs are beautiful.  Virtually everything I transplanted from other gardens has come through  – I am particularly pleased that the peony made it because I've never had any success with them before.  Only the hollyhocks are slow.

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  1. Most impressive.  Mah boys planted squillions of seeds in similar trays for transplanting to their newly-built planters on top of some storage sheds behind their flat – although I’m not sure how much sunshine the seedlings will get in the shade of an enormous gasometer at the Oval – but we’re hopeful of getting some nice salad leaves, herbs and tomatos eventually.  They’ve even planted me my own little chilli tree ….

  2. I love it when growing things surprise you.   Your lawn sounds wild and wayward.  Take pictures!
    And speaking of tomatoes, my father has just planted his – and though I hate them, my foolish co-workers have already put in their requests for their part of the summer harvest.


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