We have just had a three day weekend. So that meant with the beautiful Spring weather we have been having we spent it out in the garden. Lots of tidying up. Ian trimmed the Tagaste hedge on the verge and I think I have just about pulled out 98% of the weeds. Though next weekend we will probably be still doing that. October has seen us have the same amount of rainfall as we have in July which is our wettest month.
I am extremely happy that the Foxgloves I planted have reached the stage where they have started blooming. I planted them in a different garden bed this year. In the past they have been complete failures. So getting them to bloom is making me very happy indeed.
Our hydroponic tomatoes are coming along well. The plants were potted into bigger pots about a fortnight ago and we have moved them into a fibreglass pond that we have.
|Our first Hydroponic Tomato|
Very happy to see that lovely red tomato all ready for picking. It will be interesting to see if there is much difference in taste compared to ones grown in soil.
|"Windsor" Sweet Pea.|
The "Windsor" Sweet Pea is blooming as well. It goes so well with the Gaura that is in the background. Looking forward to saving the seeds of the peas. Some Sweet Peas I got of a lady from Garden Club a few years back have decided to come up in the garden after a few years absence. These ones are bright red and beautifully perfumed. Funny thing is they are no where I had the original lot planted. This I guess is one of the joys of gardening, there are always surprises to find.
Sometime today the world's seven billionth person is going to born. Can you believe that number.
Whatever you do today I hope it makes you happy.