Sometimes, it’s very hard to keep the patio clear. It’s a useful, sunny spot and things get piled or dumped on it while other things grow from the sides to cover parts of it (I’m looking at you, bamboo). Then I have a great big tidy up and it’s all cleared away, for a few days at least.
At the moment, the patio is playing the part of greenhouse staging (albeit in the open). I’ve put the seed trays that I started a few weeks ago out to air. There are also some recent acquisitions from a local nursery that we visited at the weekend:
- Three different pinks
- Abutilon Megapotamicum (variegated)
- Philadelphus “Belle Etoile” (Mock Orange)
- Laurus Nobilis – Bay
We spotted the Abutilon while huddled inside under one of the nursery’s poly tunnels, sheltering from a brief thunderstorm that was raging overhead. I’ll write more on it later. There are several other plants that I wanted to go for but we really are starting to run out of room to fit them all in, especially considering the seeds that have been sown and that are yet to be sown.
I need to update the garden Plant List with all the recent acquisitions (and deaths) too and the list of garden jobs is starting to pile up again, just like all the paraphernalia on the patio.