Pruning Wisteria in the Spear & Jackson Garden
I can’t believe it... I’ve been out in the garden for both days this weekend, and it actually feels like I’m on holiday! The suns been shining and the temperature was warm enough last night to sit out till late. Today I’ve been planting up more of the wicker basket planters, one with 4 dwarf tomatoes called ‘Mini Bell’ and the other with climbing French Beans ‘Cobra’ which I under planted with a dwarf pea called ‘Pint Pot’. It promises small plants just 30cm high and will crop in around 14 weeks time. A late crop of peas will be a great treat. I’ve also interplanted a few herbs, as I seem to be using more and more in my evening cooking sessions.
The Agapanthus I planted a few weeks ago are really flowering well now, and this week the pink Echinacea (also known as the cone flower) have come into flower. It’s a beautiful plant and is peering through other grasses and perennials in the border and will continue to flower for a good while yet. It came through the winter very well, and I presume that it’s the fact that it’s growing in a raised bed rather than in the local heavy clay soil which would have been too wet and cold for it.
Tool of the week
Anvil Secateurs - these are 6458RS
Bypass Secateurs - these are 6659BS