This week’s weather is dominated by a high pressure system. Pretty cloudy all week although on Monday and Thursday we will see some sunshine with temperatures around 10-12 C. Night temperature for Monday to Tuesday will feel a bit chilly at 4C , the rest of the week about 5-7 C with strong westerly winds.
We have had a fabulous weekend’s weather and that got us out planting our potatoes and onion sets. Also a good time to sow our parsnip seeds.
Then there is still a lot of pruning to do, to cut back Fuchsias but only if I can see new growth at the base of the plant. Also ornamental grasses can get a good hair cut. The old leaves of the Epimedium get cut back too to reveal the beautiful flowers otherwise hidden in the foliage. Lastly the Rubus cockburnianus or white-washed bramble will get an extreme cutback to ground level.
I have some annuals, Poppies and wild flower mix to scatter and then a light rake over will settle the seeds happily in the ground. The rest I leave to nature to take care of.
This year we are growing our Sweet Peas up wigwams made from a Rowan tree which was cut back, that I found over the road from us. So this week we will try and tie the tops together then plant the bottom ends into the ground. Later when no frost is forecast I will plant the Sweet Peas and hopefully it should be a good display and perfume outdoors and indoors with the cut flowers.
I must be honest, we have not yet mulched the herbaceous borders so no slacking this week or two to come! But most of all we will revel in all the flowers and scents while enjoying working in our garden!