Wednesday, 24th June 2015

Nice weather again after rainy days over the weekend.  Sunny, around 25°C. Again the soil is moist and perfect to weed. We have sown some more Blue Flux (Linum lewisii) in to the bed since the growing looks quite week. We also did the weekly mowing of the lawn. Today we managed to weed about fifteen tree pit surfaces out of sixty. So there is more to do! Since we want to improve the herb variety of our meadow we also have to maintain it by controlling obnoxious plants like Broad-leaved dock (Rumex obtusifolius). With the spate we dug them out and made sure the roots will dry out in the sun so they not growing again. Three of us worked all morning and in the afternoon we were two. We just did maintenance all day! The garden looks good, special after such a successful working day.

dg

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Wednesday, 24th June 2015

Wednesday, 17th June 2015

Nice weather, around 27°C. Since we had the last two days rain the soil is moist. It`s a good time to weed the beds. The lawn got mown again. Not all Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) germinated since some of the seeds were not properly covered by the soil. So we brought in some more seeds to complete the seedings also  for the Purple Tansy (Phacelia tanacetifolium) and Red Clover (Trifolium pratense). The Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum ) hardly germinated, but we will be patient for an other couple of weeks. The Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) and the Yellow Marigold (Calendula officinalis) are looking very promising. The blue and yellow flowers will go together very well for high contrast.

The potatoes are growing well, some variety are already blooming. King Edward loocks to be the weakest Variety so far. I guess this year will be a good potatoe year compared to last year.

dg

Wednesday, 17th June 2015

Wednesday, 3th June 2015

Three of us worked all afternoon in the garden. Had hot weather, around 32° C. We cut the lawn and did some weeding in the potatoes bed and also covered the sprouts with soil to improve the crop. Most of the seeds are finally coming out of the soil.

dg

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Wednesday, 3th June 2015