April in the B.H.K. garden has seen much activity. Mainly we have chopped wood for next year, but we managed to squeeze some gardening in also.
We are following organic practices , with a little biodyamic thrown in (new moon and all). The veg patch has been turned several times, with piles of local horse manure from the adjacent field and four different types of potato have been planted. Pete at Trigonos Farm, Nantlle, kindly donated the seeding potatoes (some just sprung to life in our veg basket!). We have blue, red, white and knobbly. One day I will learn the names of them.
The front garden is full of herbs and four different types of latin american bean. We hope for great things from the latin bean patch this year.
We also expect lots of flowers, some wild strawberries and the regular marjoram infestation. The slugs are happy, but we plan on trapping them in underground cups with beer in. Slugs like beer! Get them tipsy and they seem to lose interest in plants. Probably opting for a kebab instead.
The newts have returned to the pond and the frog spawn seems to be wriggling even more. Bring on the frogs!
We have a dodgy looking gang of sheep hanging around our back wall, but we have reinforced the defenses and hope to keep them out this year. Apparently they like to walk along the walls and eat all things green. The are also very dim and noisy.
Breaking news – beetroots, green beans and leeks are rumoured to be on the way.
We are keen amateurs at best in the garden, any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Here’s hoping for zero food miles soon!