Planting up – bogs and pegs

My first job this morning was to plant out a couple more broad bean plants and cover them with netting. It was great to repurpose the poles from cloches which had succumbed to the wind, so that I could hang the netting.

Equally, I’m glad I kept some metal pegs from a Christmas wreath. They are quite small and part of me had thought it would be better to keep down the clutter and just get rid of them. But in a pot in the shed, it came as a relief to find them after hunting round in vain for their larger cousins, the tent-size peg.

With this job sorted, I could then turn my attention to the bog garden. The red-veined sorrel I mentioned in my post yesterday has now been planted, along with a plant I got from my parents. Unfortunately, I don’t know its name but I do recognise the leaves. Perhaps all will become clearer if/when it flowers.

Last but not least, I sowed some purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) seeds. Sprinkled them, rather, over the remainder of the bog garden soil. It seems too early but the packet does say from March. I have kept half the seeds for security, though.


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 Planting up – bogs and pegs

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    I look forward to seeing your broad beans and purple loosestrife. 🙂

  2. Looking good – hope the seeds take. Good plan to keep half the seeds back. 🙂

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