Tuesday, 21 June 2011
In The Pink
As far as I am concerned garden pinks are an essential part of a cottage garden; prolific flowerers, divine perfume and really easy to propagate. This patch shown are in a corner of one of my raised veg plots. This is their third year and when they have finished flowering I will take stem cuttings, just in case they don't make it through the winter.
I was going to show you my Lovely Lettuces but for some reason the computer refuses to upload the pictures. I can't believe I'm saying this but I have absolutely no slug damage on my lettuce this year. I don't know what I'm doing right, but it's working. This is going to be a case of 'famous last words' isn't it. But, at the moment they look sensational in all their bright green glory (almost good enough to eat)!
I try to remember to keep sowing for a continuous supply in a shadier part of the garden, as when the weather gets too warm (little hope of that at the moment) they don't germinate very well. My local supermarket sell boxes of 'Living Salad' so if I have any problems I can always resort to using that.