17th August 09
17 August 2009 20:16:39
Steve tying in honeysuckle. He'll kill me when he sees this pic.
A customer came in today with a geranium for me that he dug up from his garden. I don't know which one it is. It is quite tall and has a very small purple flower. Put it in my car at lunch time and by the time I clocked out at 5.00, it was so shrivelled. It's now soaking in a bucket of water to try and revive it. I'll post a pic when it recovers. The customer who promised me a pomegranate last week still hasn't shown up. But I am hopeful. I bought a bag of daffs to give me something to do on Wednesday, after I plant up the things I bought yesterday.
Got home this evening and gave everything in the greenhouse a good soaking. I picked a heap of tomatoes. Then I picked 3 lbs of blackberries.
I did a stir-fry for dinner and threw in loads of runner beans and chives, and a lot of stuff from the herb planters. Steve is pretty new to gardening and is loving this lark of growing your own. I might make a gardener out of him yet. When I got home from work he was spraying the roses and tying in the honeysuckle. But he is going to get very upset when I start cutting it back very soon. He built a loggia at the beginning of the summer and he has been so anxious for the climbers to do their business.
OMG he has just come in with another pound of blackberries. That is a grand total of 14 lbs so far. I have never picked blackberries so early so the bad weather must be good for SOMETHING. I think I will be baking on Wednesday, rather than gardening.
I sowed stir-fry leaves on Saturday and they are already up. I used the 'cut n come again' lettuce for tea yesterday.