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.
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.
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.
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.