Garlic then day lilies

I’m pretty amazed by the recent developments at the back of the garden, where I had been battling with ground elder. When I checked yesterday to see what might be growing, there were shoots but only those I wanted: garlic.

They seem to be coming through earlier this year – and who knows why, especially as I am sure I planted the cloves later. In any case, I hope that bodes well for a good crop.

And then the plan for this spot is to plant out the day lilies which have also started to appear, this time on my windowsill.

I got these from Of Plums and Pignuts, so if they can grow in Scotland, where he is based, they can grow in northern England. So far, there is only one shoot but hopefully there will be more.

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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5 Responses to Garlic then day lilies

  1. I noticed lots of fresh shoots piercing our soil this morning. I’m not expert enough to identify them

  2. skyeent says:

    Are you growing daylillies from seed? Well done! They do grow on Skye, so you should be OK further south. Mine are in a rather shady spot and it’s taken about seven years before I got my first flowers this year. Be warned, slugs seem to love the foliage, so they may need protction till well established.

    • Helen says:

      I had heard they took a long time to establish, so thanks for the feedback on your experience. The spot is shady in winter, which is why I’m so surprised about the garlic showing so soon after planting.

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