Not much time in the garden today.
30 August 2009 21:47:36
Hydrangea that won't bloom.
Weather here was pretty miserable for most of the day, other than taking some photos during one of the respites there was nothing done except the odd weed removed and deadheading a couple of roses in the beds along the terrace.
Short time spent in the kitchen garden, pulled my first 2 leeks which are now in veg soup, also picked french beans and peas, peas went to the freezer and french beans for dinner. Great to have such fresh veg as it's needed. The other job I tackled was to thin out the carrots and Chillipepper had suggested planting the thinnings up so I'm giving it a try hope they will takemore to do tomorrow if weather is reasonable.
The wild weather has left a few blank areas in the beds and I'm now going to see what can be planted into the gaps need to go shopping for bulbs. I also want to find an evergreen shrub that can be planted on the gable of the house in place of one of the mallows , this corner gets full blast of the wind from the north, east and south so it needs to tolerate wind and if possible have flowers at some stage. Any suggestions would be welcome.
One disappointment is that the two pink hydrangeas planted in the pots have not produced even one flower yet, last year when I bought them they were a mass of pink blooms what have I done wrong. Any tips on growing hydrangeas and also if ther is anything I can do to get wisteria to flower next year would be much appreciated.