I sowed some 'All-the-year-round. cauli seeds last October and I transplanted the little plants out, the middle of December. I'm really fed up - the slugs are playing havoc and I don't know what to do. Today I circled some of the sawdust around each of the plants. Think I might have over done it a bit. Be interesting to see if that deters the little blighters what ho? The sawdust is only from logs sawn up from an old ash tree which succumbed to the gales we had a couple of weeks ago, so there's no chemical in the wood. Have you got any good way of controlling slugs?
I sowed some Hispi cabbages the same time as the caulies. They seem to be doing quite well and the slugs have left them alone? The recommendation on the seed packet is to sow them in March, but I usually find they over winter quite well from an October sowing. Hispi have pointed heads and are lovely cooked with butter or uncooked and made into coleslaw. They're really nice in April/May when all the fresh greens are in short supply and as dear as fire.
I really like flowers and I love cut flowers in the house. I've got some delphiniums, lupins and loads of pinks cuttings in polystyrene coffee cups.Coffee City's done us proud. They seemed to have survived quite well so far this winter so I'm hoping to blaze the colour trail in the borders when the summer comes. Done most of the flowers from seed collected around the garden last year. I was really chuffed too, I've managed to get two little wisteria cuttings to root, the one is on the left side of the picture. It's just starting to come into bud. Sown the first batch of sweet pea seeds today, ten week stock and petunias too.
|This was the temperature in the poly this afternoon|
Hope you've enjoyed your day too.