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.