Having taken part in so many gardening shows with Michael Perry, Richard Jackson and the rest of the gang, I always love to see pictures of viewers plants and gardens. Being a keen gardener myself I am amazed at how good their plants look and I love how so many people hold up a ‘proud hand’ to show of the fruits of their labours. When I take pictures of my proud attempts, they always look a little underwhelming. Well this year I have been watering well and feeding regularly and things are looking good. So get ready for the ‘proud hand’!
All the care I have been taking and took last year, is paying off. I am particularly proud of my dahlia, which I have now been growing for three years and last winter lived in a special wrapping in my shed, and this year has grown wonderfully on a big pot.
Of course all the work in the garden does play merry hell with your hands, which I ordinarily wouldn’t really care about, except I have to do lots of Diamonique shows with Alison O’Reilly, so I have to keep my hands looking OK.
My strawberries from Thompson & Morgan are doing really well but I fear may be at peak production just when we are way on holiday, and my kiwi plant from Plants2Gardens is doing brilliantly and especially so after I pinched it out and it threw loads of extra shoots.
Out back the fruit trees are doing well since I cleared all the weeds away, but despite my watering a bit they are looking a bit thirsty so hoping for a shower or two soon like we had at the weekend.
Hope you have a great summer and your garden continues to provide challenges and happiness through the summer.