Putting old lingerie to a good use
a good reminder to add extra stakes to fruit-laden tomato plants, eggplants and capsicums. If you have blocks of corn on the go, adding sturdy corner stakes and circling them with twine doesn’t go amiss either. Ness monster for my pond. When I saw this ceramic critter for sale at the Aeroview Garden Centre in Thames, I knew it was just what my pond needed. (They come in two sizes, in green or coppery red, and are also available at Mitre 10.)
In the roundabout at the end of our driveway, we installed a huge rusty water bowl and, when I last opened my garden to the public, everyone stopped to peer into it... which was unfortunate, as there wasn’t anything to see apart from stagnant water.
But now it’s got a quirky creature (and some papyrus grasses).
‘‘Ha,’’ said my husband, which I took as a sign of approval. flavour or crunch.
Always sow carrots direct, in soil that has been well worked over to remove lumps, sticks and stones.
Don’t go overboard with manure or compost as overly rich soil causes forking. Take your time sowing, spacing carrots seeds a few centimetres apart, to save time thinning later on.