Sunday, April 08, 2012
Easter Sunday 2012
In the Greenhouse the Grape Vine has come alive.The white bunny tail like buds have grown into these Green Leaves.Only two of the vines have got the leaves on.Maybe the third one is asleep still?The Internet is awash with confusing information about Grape Vines.About when to prune them,how to prune them,what system to use to grow them.Mine is in a pot at the far end of the greenhouse with six foot trellis for it to grow up.I may have to let them grow along wires held onto the frame.It will be an educational year for me so I will write about the trials and tribulations of growing greenhouse Grapes.
I have two Nepeta (Cat Nip) plants growing on in the greenhouse.The local moggies demolished the one I had before by eating the plant to the ground.I thought if i grew them on a bit they might survive the summer.
I want a proper eight foot by six foot greenhouse with glass and maybe a wooden frame.The concret base is already ready for it so i may get that at the end of this year.I can get a second growing season out of the greenhouse.I might have to cellotape the plastic cover!
I sowed Chili Jalapeno,Sweetcorn Sunrise,Broccoli Waltham,Butternut Squash,and Dwarf French Beans.I still need to sow my Tomatoes and a small selection of flowers.Four O Clock Flowers,French Marigolds,Calendulas,Butterfly Bush,and a selection of Sweet Peas that we have bought from the flower shows.It is the Spring flower show at Harrogate in eight days.
I enjoy growing Veg from seeds, but I love my flowers too.The garden has lots of Perennials so I do not need to grow as many flowers as I used to.I miss growing Busy Lizzie's from seed.Maybe I will do some because the chain stores wont stock them because they have become diseased.
I enjoyed today.Getting my hands dirty planting and sowing seeds is good for the soul.