Back at the beginning of May the boys and I planted some seeds and flowers.
The 4yo likes to water them.
The 7yo is very possessive of his cucumbers.
I’m pleased to say that most of the seeds have grown well. So well in fact, that last weekend I had to transplant some!
I was dreading this. I am not green fingered. I was a little concerned that my efforts would result in dead plants.
The petunias and morning glory are doing really well. Only a few sweet peas have appeared, I’m going to plant some more seeds, where they have something to grow against. I adore sweet peas, so I want to have another go.
The peas and the lettuce (don’t ask me what kind of lettuce ‘leaves’ – my neighbour planted these!) had wrapped themselves around each other and the cucumber seems to be taking over the world.
I separated the peas and moved (and staked) them, along with the basil, and the two (rather sad) watermelon shoots.
They all seem to have survived the move, so far. We’ve had plenty of rain, so I suspect that’s helping!
Over the last few weeks I have really enjoyed reading ‘How does your garden grow?’ posts.
Posts from people who know the names of plants just by looking at them. Who know when and how to move/prune/plant!
I’m hoping that I can learn something from them. At the very least, I hope that their enthusiasm for gardening continues to inspire me.
So, I am linking up with the wonderful Mammasaurus this week for her ‘How does your garden grow?’ linky. Click on the badge and be inspired.