9 Mar 2014
With a quick rake to even out the soil, we used a length of wood divided the space up equally, laid some builders sand so we knew where are edge lines were and then planted in some lupins and tulips that had been elsewhere,the dahlias will follow shortly when its warmed up a bit more and I will post some photos so you can see how it all works.
7 Mar 2014
..and so it begins.. This space in the past has had Tulips, Dahlias, Lillie's, some Fruit trees and has never really been a space that works.This year we are reclaiming it and changing its look and feel.We have already rotavated it at one end and put some Roses in -City of London-Floribunda-lovely and pink.This is a working progress..so..to be continued.
At the top of this bed there planted is an Herb bed..but only small..This year we would like to plant a much larger one.After digging then rotavating and raking, I then took out a worn out gooseberry bush and replaced it with a pretty weeping cherry blossom.
Next stop, some gigantic herbs..to be continued...
2 Mar 2014
Biodynamic/Lunar Calendar - sowing times for the Northern Hemispere
2nd -Sun -Flower change at 07.00 to Leaf
4th - Tue - Leaf AM only
5th - Wed -Fruit
6th - Thurs - Fruit change at 16.00 to Root
7th - Fri- Root
8th -Sat - Root
9th-Sun - Flower
10 th -Mon - Flower
11th-Tues-Flower change at 15.00 to Leaf
12th - Wed - Leaf
16th-Sun-Fruit change at 14.00 to Root
23rd-Sun-Leaf change at 11.00 to Fruit
25th-Tues-Fruit change at 13.00 to Root
29th-Sat-Flower change at 17.00 to Leaf
31st-Mon-Leaf change at 19.00 to Fruit.
For more info on biodynamic planting read M.Thun (Floris books) you will find a link in the Websites FYI - list.or click the linkJoanna Swiers