Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Scented leaved geraniums
We aren't growing much veg this year, due to renovating the plot. The decision to use sleepers means the new beds will be several months off (v v expensive but will last for an extremely long time - less upkeep too!!)but on the plus point the slug population should diminish nicely without lots of leafy growth to sustain them.
Runner beans which are a must, tubs of potatoes and some salad crops are all that is being grown in the open. Two elephant garlic are also there - kindly gifted to us.
The greenhouse is at full production or would be if we hadn't made a mistake with the compost we used.
I can't remember what we used but it retained all of the water and was very smelly. I think it was like soil conditioner.
Mike took the decision to repot his very unhappy chilli plants and the cucumber and my new scented leaved geranium plants. They are far more happy now.
When we took the plants out of the old compost the roots were encased in very soggy compost not ideal for chillies or scented leaved geraniums and the surface was dry and crusted over.
They are all much happier now. The tomatoes had escaped this trauma due to being planted up in proper compost in the first place.
I ordered my plants from Cramden Nursery and selected the option Emily's scented six pack. I received six decent sized plug plants for £6 within a few days of ordering. They were beautifully healthy specimens too .
They seem to be recovering from me nearly killing them and in a few months I shall pot them up into nice terracotta pots.
I've ahem lost the labels but I have a rose one, a lemon one, orange one, a cinnamon one and now some surprise ones. xx