I must admit I have a terrible habit of buying seeds. Today most seeds are inexpensive and there are plenty of exciting photos online which make me wanting to grow this and that. Of the more exotic ones are the liquorice. Two of five seeds have sprouted. Now I’m looking forward to see them grow.
Lucky me, as we have an orangery which is heated during the winter, there is no problem with frost.
I buy far to many seeds online, but I also shop when the local stores put up their seeds shelves.
It drives my husband crazy, as he is not interested in gardening at all. He does not understand that gardening can be a hobby. But he likes looking at the garden when the bushes and the plants are in full bloom, so he lets me tend my flowerbeds and has helped me with rearranging them.
For many years the flowerbeds were a big mess, the perennials were left on their own because we had three small children and didn’t have the time. Last year our oldest son had his confirmation and we wanted a part of the party to be I our garden. So we needed to rearrange the complete perennial bed. EVERYTHING was dug up, a lot was thrown away (compost) and I replanted the remaining perennials. It gave a lot of open space in the bed, giving me the opportunity to plant some bushes too. I want a fragrant garden, so I planted buddleia, astilbes, lilacs, meadowsweet and hosta. Hopefully the bees, butterflies and hoverflies (flower flies) like them. This yeast it looks really nice and after my hip surgery last summer I’m also able to keep it now.
This year I have sown honey dew and gypsophila.
I also have a small green house where I grow my tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers. The tomatoes and bell peppers are home grown. I will plant them later today and hope they will gift us with many fruits.
In the vegetable garden this year we have strawberries, peas and potatoes. I only planted the potatoes because I had a bag left I which had sprouted and I was too cheap to throw them in the compost.