And that is the end of this week's harvests.
It has been a really busy week and I have not had as much time as usual to work at the plots, but I have managed to plant out some small plants in the giant cloche and the minitunnel. Some of these
are only there temporarily whilst Abi finishes off the sides of the beds on #145: Spring Green Cabbage, Chinese Kale (Kailaan) and Perpetual Spinach. The Pak Choi plants will stay until they get eaten ...hopefully by us, not by slugs ... and the Giant Red
Mustard will grow in the mini-tunnel all Winter. This gave us such a good crop last year that this time I have planted 12 plants rather than 6.
I went with my friend Beryl to Wisley again. I like to see what they are growing in their vegetable garden,
and we had a very interesting lesson on how to grow Lemon Grass successfully from one of the gardeners, using stems bought in the supermarket, so that is now on my list of something new to try next year. It sounded straightforward, and well worth trying,
especially as it is expensive to buy it very often and it would be great to have a good quantity
Their orchards are aweinspiring at this time in the year, with so many different varieties of apple it almost becomes a blur. I saw a couple of cosmos
that are now on my list of must haves for next year: an orange flowered variety of C sulphureus that is as tall as me, and a cosmos with a single pinked-edged petal that runs all the way around the centre to form a large cup in pure white, or with a
faint pink tint: C. bipinnitus "Cup Cakes". Just gorgeous and I was totally rapt.
The long flower borders are full of Autumn colour, with grasses and hibiscus looking amazing, but after taking the long way around to the trail grounds,
we didn't explore the whole site this visit. There's always another day
I usually end each week with a photo or two of our flowers, but this week the plants at Wisley are the ones to share. I hope you enjoy them!