The Land Rover Owners Wife


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My Mothers Day flowers

A mix of established and newly planted specimens

A mix of established and newly planted specimens

Back in March, I was lucky to receive some packets of seeds from the Mudlets as part of my Mothers Day present. One of these packets was the Unwins Cottage Garden Border Perennials Mix which have been hugely successful in terms of the number of seedlings produced from sowing just half of the packet. Unfortunately, flowers aren’t really my thing and beyond the likes of the Lupin and delphinium, I have absolutely no clue as to what is what which means that in respect of planting the young plants into my borders, I have no idea as to height and spread of individual specimens. In addition to the actual planning of my borders, I also want to sell some of the surplus on at the school Summer Fair and would like to label each pot up so that any buyers know what they are getting. Unlabelled plants at plant sales, are a real pet hate of mine. Continue reading


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Planting out the Leeks

Newly planted leeks with their blanching tubes

Newly planted leeks with their blanching tubes

Of all the vegetables I grow, I have to say that the leeks are the easiest to deal with, especially when they are ready to be planted out and so with the sun shining well into the evening on Wednesday but the temperature not overpowering, I decided to make a start at getting the largest of my leeks into the ground. I have quite a number of leeks this year, across two varieties but they should, if all goes well, see us into early spring next year, with the yellow variety ready in the autumn (but before the frosts) and the blue variety taking us through the winter months.

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