May 2017

 

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This diary is a summary of our garden activities. The links are to blog posts that often give more detail.

I have decided to keep the weekly format

1 - 7 May

 

Sowed carrots

Planted brassicas - calabrese, cabbage and cauliflowers

Planted raspberry  Black Jewel

More tidying, weeding and bed preparation

Visit to Clumber Park

Visit to Hodsock Priory to see the bluebells.

We Could Do with Some Rain

Cauliflower Spears

Still a North Easterly and no Rain

Allotment on Hold for a Few Days

An Unplanned Visit to Clumber Park

Meeting Some of the Residents of Clumber Park

Return to Hodsock for the bluebells

Just Flowers

 

8 - 14 May

 

Lots of potatoes were frosted

Planted salad leaves

Planted out chrysanthemums

Sowed sugar snaps and mushy peas.

Picked first sweet rocket and cornflowers.

Visited Harlow Carr

Sowed annual flower bed

Sowed Robin Hood broad beans/ started to make sweet pea frame

Planted perennials in plt border

Rain Gauge on Zero for May

Frosted Potato Disaster

Cold Spell Ends but not the Dry Spell

Harlow Carr Alpine House

Video Tour of the Plot

Playing Catch-Up

Cheeky Robin

It rained but not a lot

 

15 - 21 May

 

A wet week

frosted potatoes are recovering and growing away. Parsnips, carrots, annuals and peas are slow to germinate - some signs of parsnips and annuals

Planting first batch of sweet peas- erected frame for second batch

More tidying and tilling

Cornflowers sown last year are flowering

Harvesting salad leaves and herbs.

Found some spring onions that had overwintered

Pricked out seedlings

Planted tomatoes in garden greenhouse,

Fruit on peach, apricot and nectarine developing.

A wet day but not a lot of rain

Wet Wednesday

Annual flower bed

A bit of a plot tour - video

More cold nights

Mini Harvest

 

22 - 31 May

 

 

 

 

May seed sowing schedule

Details of what was sown/planted in May

 

May harvesting schedule

Details of our May harvest

 

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