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Ox-eye Daisy

May 9, 2013

A friend sowed a packet of ox-eye daisy seeds (Leucanthemum vulgare)  a few weeks back in order to plug the seedlings into the grass in a woodland area next to her house. They germinated fast and were at a size to transplant within eight weeks of sowing.

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I’ve taken a chance and planted my San Marzano bush tomatoes on the allotment. They’re in a row, individually tied to supports and covered with a heavy length of  micromesh draped over hoops for protection.

Provided there’s no frost and provided the mesh stays put (it’s weighed down with bricks) I feel they’ll be fine.  And the wild tomato plants, Golden Currant, are getting leggy in the pop up greenhouse so they’ll need to go in a bed as soon as possible too.

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Above is a joyful collection of Aladdin tulips under-planted with orange and mauve pansies in a container in the next door garden. And below a more sedate group of lily flowered tulips White Triumphator  in the ground in my garden here.

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They deserve a medal for battling through a mass of celandine that’s smothering the ground at their feet. I’ve dug it out of two huge beds in the last month but there’s still much more to get rid of on this side of the garden.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 10, 2013 3:10 pm

    Lots of lovely growth everywhere now – finally!

    • May 10, 2013 4:28 pm

      Yes lots of healthy looking plants raring to go as the soil warms up. Plus the dandelions too of course!!!I have just cleared mine from the allotment.

  2. May 11, 2013 12:14 pm

    The hills are alive! Is that Julie Andrews in the distance? 😉 Lovely pic

  3. May 16, 2013 8:10 am

    I love ox-eye daisies. The grass verges around my village are stuffed with them in summer. I hope your tomatoes have survived the colder weather this last week. I’m getting quite fed up of carting plants in and out on a night. They should be in the ground but I can’t risk losing them. Fingers crossed for some warm weather soon.

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