Saturday, 25 June 2016
Moving on to tackle the Secret Fern Garden
This morning as I walk around the veg garden , the air is much fresher after a night of continuous light drizzle . I find a couple of baby leeks pulled out and tossed around by the birds .....
The Zebrune Shallots are now doing well , after having been grazed to the ground by slugs , to the point of me thinking all my efforts were wasted of growing these from seed , pricking them out , nurturing them ,planting them out , weeding in between , putting grids over etc grrrrr .... but they came back and look to be doing well now .
So I can take those grids off them and put them over the baby leek transplants .
I cant help feeling sorry for the little leek transplants ,dropped down into their deep holes with very little earth at the bottom ....but I know that they will fill out and eventually look quite handsome .
So with everything doing fairly well now up in the veg garden , I can now allow myself to tackle another area of our garden that is in dire need of attention .
In between the Summerhouse and the end of the garage was a very dark and damp corner of the garden ... I decided to fix up that trellis fence and gate and turn it into a Secret Fern Garden . Look there's my other little friend the Robin !
So I planted it up with a couple of tree ferns and just nurtured the native Cornish ferns ,which were already in there , er what else ? .....Cyclamen ...Cyperus papyrus , Solomon's Seal , Mouse tail plant , Arum Lilies to name a few , but mostly ferns .....and the special Monkshood Aconite that Jessica gave me .
........... and foxgloves
................. and the Monkshood Aconite , soon to flower....
Actually this is a better picture showing how the Secret Fern Garden is in between the Summerhouse and the garage . Around the back are big old Sycamore trees , which have been coppiced and are growing back vigorously , it is therefore a lovely , cool and shady place to sit during the hottest days of Summer .
So I have begun lopping down a few of those sycamore branches and doing some serious weeding in there . We need a new seat and those wagon wheels need painting again .
Now which colour shall we paint them this time ?
So much to do ! Have a great weekend !