The rain is still lashing down, meaning that todays jobs have had to be postponed for the time being. However, the weather last week was far from wet and gloomy, it was blue skies, baking sun and happy plants. The seedlings are coming along well, cosmos and marigold’s will soon be ready to pot on. The lupins are putting out their first secondary leaves, whislt the beginnings of the Echinacea & Aquilega are pushing their tiny green sprouts through. The aster’s haven’t done particularly well, but I have a few plants to hopefully collect seeds from later this year.
On the grow your own side, the tomatoes have all germinated and I need to put them back into the mini greenhouse before they get to wet and cold. They far prefer a hot environment, so in days of rain and downpours, it is best to shelter them somewhere where they’ll be protected. The chives, parsely and thyme are all coming on well, and the 30 or so lavender cuttings I took for the front herb/scented garden seem to have all rooted. Everything certainly seems to be thriving!