Onions instead of docks

My phone’s spell check wanted ‘socks’ instead of ‘docks’ but socks only go in the compost bin, not directly in the garden. The latest sock had to come back out again as it turned out to be more manmade material that anything compostable.

It wasn’t at the end of one of my hugel beds, that’s for sure. Instead, a dock had been growing steadfastly over the summer, possibly brought into being after the ground had been disturbed to build the said hugel bed earlier this year.

Now, onion sets have replaced it and I’m toying with the idea of a cloche going over them to increase the chance of growth. Last winter was kind but I have a feeling this year could be different. And it is a bit late for them to start producing roots and leaves before a frost descends.

The lavender seems not to realise we are into autumn proper now, though. I’ve been waiting all summer for the three plants I put in the hugel bed to transform from a spindle into a bush. But it’s all to the good for the pollinators which are still foraging. If only the bumble bees knew how much I love them!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to Onions instead of docks

  1. Lovely update thank you for sharing Helen have a blessed day

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