Sunday, 8 February 2009

Spring is in the air!

Welcome back to Reads Retreat, our guide to growing your own Veg in Raised Beds. I'm not usually one to talk about flowers, but this picture shows that spring is on it's way. These daffs were planted late November last year, and have grown on unaffected by the weather. In fact, they are growing really well. In the background are a couple of Freesias that we bought from Victoriana Nurseries, and there's also some Cyclamen in there too.
There's a buzz of excitement around at the moment, as we contemplate this years plantings on the plot. (Note to myself: Sort out the seeds box!). We are going to be growing some soft fruits at Reads Retreat this year, concentrating our veg growing on our allotment, and hope that you will continue to follow our progress via both the blogs.

After a recent trip to Homebase - armed with Gift Vouchers that we got as a wedding present from Huw & Jane - we came home with a haul of fruit bushes, including: Gooseberry, Tayberry, Blueberry, and Raspberry. I've since read that's it's best to grow Blueberry bushes in pairs, so we'll go back and get another to keep our first one company, and I'll also get some Ericaceous compost as apparently the Blueberries thrive in it.

A quick note of thanks too, for all your kind comments and wishes regarding our recent marriage. We had a truly fantastic and memorable day.

Hope you will find the time to pop back and see us soon.


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