Ahoy there fellow flower fans!
Here’s a quick update on how the Taraloka patch is coming along.
We are going to grow flowers in two spaces. One space is simply a bed dug out of turf, that will be about 6-8 square meters big. The second is a similar size and will run against a retaining wall that is still under construction. We can’t plant anything there until that is completed around May 25th. This late start makes things a little tricky…but being a trained professional, I think I can handle it. It will mean potting up seedlings into bigger pots, which is faffy, but doable.
I’ll still keep slowly sowing up more pots of different varieties of flowers for a week or two, just to ensure we have plenty for both plots and also for the boat garden. Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t sow annuals in May, because you can…if you imagine most seeds going from sowing to flowering in about 12-16 weeks….so can work out that May sown seeds should flower in August. It’s great to have flowers later in the season, and they will flower until the first sharp frosts in November, with luck.
I haven’t seen much evidence of slugs. The bird life in this garden is wonderful…so I’m hoping they look after things for me. It might not look like much now….but by July it will be stunning….even if I say so myself.
So there you have it…short and sweet. Keep sowing folks! :)
We have kept the half price sale going on annual flower seeds that we’ve got too many of…so fill your boots. Click over to the Higgledy Seed Shop.
If you have any questions you can find me on Facebook, Twitter and you will see heaps of photos of flowers, the boat garden and Flash on Instagram.
Higgers and Flash