Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Finally getting out in the garden after the rain

We've had some really cold wet weather here lately, but the last few days have been hot, dry and sunny.
It seems to be too late for some of the busy lizzies, which have given up , just like they did in the rain last year.
The weeds have taken over in the herb garden, so I've started the war on weeds- it will take a few days to get the herb garden looking good again.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Time to get back in the White Moss Herb Garden

The lack of posts about the White Moss Garden reflects my lack of activity in White Moss Garden!
Our son's wedding in Essex on July 24 took us away for 5 days, and on return, the garden has taken a back seat.
I have done one thing though- I've replanted my hanging basket! It had been attacked by snails who had climbed the creeper on the front of White Moss House, Grasmere, launched themselves onto the trailing leaves from the hanging basket, and then munched through the petunias, leaving a gap in the middle of the basket.
Petunias now out, geraniums now in, and slug pellets liberally spread!
I've also taken the time to chop the sweet cicely right back. It will come again this year. Take a look here for more information on sweet cicely. It's a very useful herb for diabetics and others wanting to cut their sugar intake.