It is indeed raining again . . . seems to be quite typical on Friday. Gorgeous weather all week and then rain on Friday . . . but this Friday we don’t care. In fact the rain is more than welcome because it means we don’t have to water what we just planted.
Yep, today my gardening-mad husband is home (another long Bank Hol weekend in France) but many of the large shops/gardening centres are open so off we went. First stop off was Mr Bricolage (a DIY shop) . . . then to Gamm Vert (a large chain animal/garden centre . . . and then to a local garden centre. At each stop off, we bought a few things, and gradually filled up the car.
I got roped into getting my hands muddy today, because rain was threatening when we got home . . . there wasn’t too much to plant and I was more interested in saving some of the lovely fat white maggots and earthworms that got dug up . . . which I immediately gave to the hens who gobbled up those juicy delicacies in the blink of an eye ^^
So, what did we plant today? Well, edible things, of course lol. We bought six Black Krim tomato plants
Six broccoli plants
and a cucumber plant
You’ll notice we didn’t plough up a proper veggie plot, but simply dug holes and planted, leaving other ground vegetation as it was. We’re trying something “new” (that husband has been reading up about). If it works, then all well and good, if it doesn’t, then we’ll do the traditional ploughed veggie plot next year.
While working in the veggie patch, a neighbour showed up with a gift . . . he had been mushrooming . . . and gave us a basket full of Saint George’s mushrooms (calocybe gambosa) plus instructions on how to prepare them.
Almost 700g of mushrooms there! however, like with any type of mushroom, they will really shrink down when cooked. I’m looking forward to dinner tonight
oh, and my husband wanted something “pretty” to add a splash of colour to the veranda. So he chose a couple of plants that appreciate lots of sunlight. A Centaurea hybride
and a Callistmon Laevis
If we discover that they don’t thrive in the veranda, then we’ll replant in a nice sunny spot in the garden.
Meanwhile, in the garden, our Lily of the Valley is thriving and flowers are open so it’s wonderfully fragrant.
and the Kiwi plant is covered in buds and really growing fast & furiously