I have a new plant!
Many years ago, one of these lived in our bathroom, and it grew amazingly long strings of these pea-like leaves, and i really liked it. I have no idea how or when it left the bathroom, I really can't remember
what happened to it, but I have never seen one since. OK< this is where you tell me they are all over the place, but really, I haven't actually seen one, until yesterday.
This now proudly sits on a shelf in the porch, my very own String of Pearls
plant (Curio rowleyanus aka Senecio rowleyanus) Yes, it came with a label!! Apparently it likes a bright spot, so the front porch fits that bill, so let's hope it grows into a magnificent waterfall of pea green pearls
Other than gazing
in admiration at my new plant, there are of course, as aways the
Jobs This Week
I feel quite pleased that some of the big jobs from last week are done, especially the woodchip
carrying and spreading, but as always, more reveal themselves:
- finish painting the brown sheds and fix the loose slats
- paint the Herb trough stand and wooden planters
- tidy the ends of both polytunnels to ensure there is secure space for hardening off trays of seedlings during the next three months
- pot on both lots of Onion seedlings (need to get more small pots)
- pot up the two Korean Fir bareroot plants so they can live on the Bonsai bench ... forgot to mention I had bought these!
- check over the Bonsais to see if any need fresh compost this year: deal with any that do
- prune the Fig tree so that I can hang washing out on the line at the far end of the garden this year, and walk along the stepping stones in the lawn to get to the greenhouse
- sow Lobelia in tray,
- re-organise the planting plan on both plots to take better account of how long PSB will crop, how much space will be needed for Peas and Mangetout and how many Spring planting Onion sets I now have
- feed (half strength) Aubergine seedlings
And if I have time I shall be pruning the fruit trees in the litte orchard, which haven't been touched for years. Badly needs attention, including dealing with trees slumped
at odd angles
I hope you are enjoying the start of the growing season wherever you live. I know "Up North" conditions are still pretty cold, but the days are lengthening and things will soon get going.
I shall be back next Monday, probably indespair over this week's list, but it helps keep me on track and anything not done, well, it's not a disasater really, is it?