We are about 7 to 10 degrees cooler here in Moray compared to the Glasgow area which is quite unusual. These temperatures will increase however, during the week, up to 16 to 18 degrees. There will be overcast but dry, sunny spells during the week ahead although there will be a change at the weekend with some wet spells coming.
Playing catch-up again this week! The roses need attention, pruning out the dead wood and tieing in any stray growth.
We need to put in stakes to support the tall-growing perennial plants such as the Scotch Thistles. Better to do this early rather than waiting until they get blown over by the wind – then it becomes quite a painful operation! Also we need to cut back the spent flowers on the Camassia and Primulas and remove the last of the spent flowers on the Daffodils.
There are still quite a number of Ground Elder plants to dig out. Over the years we have managed to eradicate most of the Ground Elder and what is left are just individual plants that have hung on despite the herbicide treatment. What is left is nothing compared to what was here when we moved in!
Our Tomato plants have started flowering so we will have to start feeding once a week with Tomorite. The Broad Beans will soon need to be tied into their netting support.
These dry days are ideal for hoeing!