I’ve decided that nature is the best gardener, she knows best how to do things, I think I will have to hang up my trowel and leave it all to her! Because of muscle problems, I have concentrated on trying to get the main garden weeded and organised. The fruit and vegetable garden has been sadly neglected. The fruit is fine, growing and ripening nicely, but the vegetable beds have certainly sprung a surprise on me. At the beginning of the year we emptied one of the compost bins onto each of the raised beds as a mulch, supposedly to keep down the weeds and this is what I found the other day.
To make sure that I will save some seed of each variety, I found some tapestry wool that my Mum had left over, and tied it round a few plants of each colour.
Poppy seed that I have scattered onto the borders has always failed to germinate, maybe in future I will just have to put some of our own compost round the garden and leave it all to nature, I think I’m redundant!