08 May 2009 23:04:42
Since my last entry I have done a bit of maintenance on the lawn. My front garden was full of weeds and I thought I'd better try and get rid of some of them so I did'nt end up with no grass. I watered weedkiller on the lawn and then the weeds started to die off and went black and now it's getting a lot greener. I dont like using chemicals in the garden and dont do so very often. There appears to be a great growth in weeds everywhere this year. I wonder is it because the weather was so wet last year.
Every year I grow a few veg for the kitchen. This year so far I have spuds, tomatoes,peas and salad leaves on the go. I hope to get a nice little harvest this year. I also have parsley, thyme,basil, rosemary, sage,chives,bay tree and few more herbs planted in the garden and in pots. I cooked a vegetarian dish last Sunday for my daughter and I just went into the garden for the herbs, and the flavour of them in the dish was fantastic.
I planted Eryngium planum ( Sea Holly) this year. It is a stunning archtectural plant with steel-blue flowers which are great for cutting and drying. It appears to be poppong up above the soil but I have such a crowded front border I will have to check further and clear a path for it.
The Acacia tree(Acacia pravissima) is in full flower at the moment and it has masses of small yellow flower heads. It has graceful and arching branches and is only moderately hardy. I have it in a sheltered spot at the back of the garden and it is doing very well.