Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Tip trips and salad boxes

Started off some new salad boxes today - put drainage crocks and compost in old wooden wine crate and sowed mixed salad seeds in it.   Must get some more of old fruit trays from the local greengrocers as well - lined with an old newspaper, they do the trick too.   I've found that growing lettuce in trays is much more successful than growing it in the garden as it seems to survive slug and cat attacks more successfully - also I can keep it by the back door for a quick snip when I need some green stuff for my sandwiches!

Also set some summer bulbs (freesias - never tried these before) in the old dolly tub.  As these will not sprout fully for a while, also chucked some lettuce and mustard seeds in there too - might as well get a double benefit from it while waiting for the bulbs to colour things up!

Finally got round to taking the big bulk bags of tree prunings to the tip and also reduced the rubble mountain from our concrete bashing session at the weekend - clearing out the cracked old surface at the side of the house and hoping to (eventually) match it in with all the paving on the patio - already looks much bigger just because it no longer has 4 different sections of materials sloping in multiple directions. I'm determined to get it finished before seed planting time takes over entirely!

Fencing job to sort out next - would love to get a hedge in, but not sure if there's enough soil to do it as
it edges right onto the concrete bit which we are in the process of bashing out.  I'll have to see what can be done there.  Feel another jumbo bag of topsoil coming on.....

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