Today has been the last day of a five-day weekend for me and, although I am a little sad that it is almost over, I am ever so pleased that things are moving along in a positive direction in the garden. And that my daughter has been so happy to be outside with me.
I decided to take the plunge and plant out most of the courgette plants at the back of the garden. The night-time low is expected to be between 6 and 9 degrees Celsius over the next few days so I can’t see they are going to shrivel up and die. At least not because of that!
I’ve kept a couple of plants in pots but they have moved to bigger homes, where I hope they will be happier than before. And I think they look quite attractive with the borage and a tray of beans which have yet to germinate.
Another plant in need of a new home was the Japanese maple. This year some of the branches have not produced any leaves, so I hope it isn’t going to die on me. So, instead of being in a pot on the patio, that is now amongst the phacelia in the front garden.
I’ve mulched it with coffee grounds. Acers prefer acidic soil, and while I am sure the grounds are unlikely to radically changed the pH of the front garden they can’t do any harm. They will also add a bit of nitrogen, so let’s hope that all does the little tree some good!