I think I am calling the No-Face garden DONE.
It had an overhaul this week, lost all the spring onions to black aphids, and the transplanted zucchini turned up its toes so that was removed ( the Yates Thai Basil is now in that spot.) Other failures in this spot were the beans that refused to grow then disappeared all together.
BUT I recon it looks so pretty now!
I had a dream one night back in Septemberthat there was a border of dark blue lobelias in this garden. When i woke the next morning the dream was still clear in my mind so at 9.30 I popped down to buy some seedlings but the shop had none in that colour. So came home with a packet of dark blue lobelia SEEDS instead and sowed some straight away in a wee container. Took a couple of months before they were big enough to prick out BUT that's them there now in the No-face garden! Each wee scallop shell has a dark blue lobelia seedling clump planted beside it. Should look just like in my dream once they start to bulk out a bit!
I've not grown lobelia from seed before. Took a bit of PATIENCE! But not difficult at all. Good.
Other things in this wee space now..
Mystery tomato ... was given to me
2 Shiney Fardenlosas haha just planted out last week
Strawberries , Thyme ( companion planting ... deepens flavour of strawberries and to interrupt the lifecycle of that new invasive armyworm species which has already appeared here just a few days ago), pink alyssym - companion plant ... encourages beneficial insects and predators, the blue and white lupin ... companion plant - nitrogen fixer and pollinator encourager, Borage - edible and beneficial herb and companion plant, oh and the only surviving cucumber was put in here today ( a random dog dug up all the others along with the sweetcorns and watermelons during those big storms we had). I think thats it!
Oh... the Thai Basil has been sown in here also...
AND a wee worm compostery pot is tucked in behind the manuka branch to keep them happy 😁
I havnt been able to comment on other posts as do that from my laptop normally but the back came off and screen is hanging so a bit scared to use it atm. ( its a Dell and according to the shop they are prone to the backs popping off sigh) however your posts have been so great to look at and read ( can do that much on the phone just not comment or like comments people have made.) In case you were wondering about my lack in that regards. Many apologies xx