The weather’s been variable – typical Welly spring, I guess – beautiful summer day one day, then wintry rain the next. Finally got all the weeding done in the front of the house, just waiting for the flower seedlings to grow a bit before I dig them in.
The first flower buds are showing on the tomato plants – the Roma got there first. Still waiting on the heirloom seeds to be large enough to plant – hopefully there’s a long enough summer that they get a chance to fruit!
Finally planted the two bean seedlings (bottom left). The artichokes, rock melon & marigold look a bit small still, so I’ll wait another week or so before putting those in.
The roses are all going well – they seem to love this weather. The Alberic Barbier started first, with its large white shaggy bloom, but the others in the front are covered in buds that I imagine will bloom anytime now. The Ispahan is the only one that doesn’t seem to be ready to do much yet. I wonder if it gets enough sun where it is at the back of the section. I do know that any future roses I buy will have to be more colourful! The Archduc Joseph is a gorgeous pink, but it seems all the others I picked out are white or yellow – which against a light yellow house isn’t that remarkable!
The apple trees are showing baby applets! I’m really looking forward to seeing what kind of apples they produce, and how tasty they are fresh.
That’s all the garden news so far. Except that we let the cats out into the wide world this past week. It’s hilarious watching them bound across the yard – I’m just hoping they stay out of the vegetable beds! So far their favourite place is in the bushy entranceway – they nibble at the grass and come home with seed spurs & grass clippings in their fur!