Wednesday, April 21

At last we have caught up!

We had our first helping of purple sprouting broccoli today - I know many of you will say - "So what we've been harvesting for a week or two?" - but for us it is an occasion.


We also brought some fresh mint and some rhubarb back with us. The smell of mint always puts my tastebuds on red alert. Some spreads into the grass paths and smells gorgeous when the grass is cut!

Also brought back from the plot were some of the foxgloves and the eleven hellebores that I bought last year. All have been growing on at the plot until we had prepared the area in the garden for them. They are now planted in their final position in our shady area under a magnolia tree. I just hope they survive the journey and thrive! If they do they should look great next year - can't wait!

10 comments:

  1. joy oh joy - PSB time. Enjoy it, we certianly are! x

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  2. I'm sure your foxgloves and hellebores will put on a lovely show next year. I haven't grown psb before, but I'm giving it a go this year.

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  3. Carrie - we will! There looks to be some white on the way too

    Jo -The foxgloves should flower this year as they have they were sown last year. I'm hoping they will self seed. One is the usual tall one but two are a smaller variety called Foxy.

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  4. My broccoli has caught up to and we had some for dinner last weekend and there is plenty more where that came from..it's just as well I can find small pleasures in life with what happened today!!!

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  5. Tanya, It's good not to feel left out any more isn't it?

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  6. Tanya - just read your last post - I understand now what you meant about "what happened today"!

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  7. I've transplanted hellebores and foxgloves many times - they both seed prolifically don't they? The hellebores just seem to carry on regardless but I find foxgloves need frequent watering for the first couple of weeks.

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  8. Welcome Vegetable Heaven - all are looking fit and heathly. Yes hellebores do tend to seed everywhere - so much so that they even need weeding out. Still maybe I'll get something special.

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  9. enjoy the PSB, fifth night on the trot for us, there's loads of the stuff, great to have fresh veg. £1.50 for 200g in Tesco, we ate more than that for dinner!

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  10. We spotted some packs of rhubarb at our supermarket - not forced just ordinary - and it was £4.45 a kg. It was being sold in packs containing 3 medium sized sticks!

    We're thinking of putting an electric fence around each of our clumps!!

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