The new supports came this week and now the delphiniums have been crammed into tall peony cages – if I have to be on lock down I’m not going to do it alone!
I’ve contained poppies and peonies within metal cloches
hopefully when they flower they will now face upwards.
Seeds from the seed swap are pushing through the soil. This is the Bullroyd Bean Pea, a heritage seed. One of the pleasures of swapping, apart from thriftiness (Yorkshire/Scottish blood speaking!) is that you can find varieties not available in the shops. I looked online to find out how tall these peas might grow and was delighted with the information that the peas came originally from the Bullroyd Allotment Garden Association, Barnsley.
Spuds are peeping and the shallots looking good.
It’s a promising time of year.