Stringing up the onions...
We survived hurricane Ophelia, with only a couple of trees down in the garden. There was very little rain, thank goodness, as it was blowing straight onto the front of the house. There has only been the odd day dry enough to think about getting out to do any gardening.
We managed to finish cutting the leylandii hedge, and although we were both shattered, we carried on until it was all cut. The rain set in again and we had to leave all the cuttings on the ground. They’re still there! There’s been the odd few hours of dry weather since then, but not enough to actually do any outside work.
I did, however, get into the greenhouse and string up the onions that had been drying on the bench. Then I set about cleaning the greenhouse, clearing out the old compost and washing the glass inside.
I also potted up all the seedlings and cuttings from greenhouse two. They’re now growing on in the first greenhouse and will have put on enough growth to be able to be planted next spring, and the surplus will go in the plant sale we’re having for the Welsh Air Ambulance when we open the garden next year. The broccoli, cabbage and kale I’d planted out last month are growing well, and the leeks are filling out nicely. However, there were a few putting up seed heads due to the warm weather, which I picked off. I’m hoping I did it in time to be able to use them. Dahlias are still managing to flower, though some have been blown to bits by the storms. But wintry weather is certainly with us now, and most plants have decided summer is well and truly over!
Greens and leeks growing well on the plot, with dahlias for company
Sadly, the storms brought down the laburnum at the bo om of the garden
A large garden in Newcastle Emlyn, Wales, with themed areas and a vegetable patch.