Belladonna Bess

An edible garden in Wellington, NZ

Time for bulbs March 29, 2013

Filed under: Garden — belladonnabess @ 3:17 pm

Planting:¬†Freesia “Vienna”, Freesia “Montana”, Tulip “White Dream”, Actaea simplex “Black Negligee”, Ranunculus “Fiesta Mahogany”, Narcissus ‘Paperwhite’, hyachinth ‘Carnegie’, Fritaillaria camschatsensis, Fritillaria meleagris, Narsiccus ‘Thaila’, Leptinella ‘Platt’s Black’, Euphorbia glauca, white alyssum, white pansies. Bulbs aren’t in urgent need of water, and I have enough from the bucket in the shower to keep the rest alive.

Eating: lots over the last few months, although not as much vege diversity as usual. Zucchini obviously, lots of apples, tomatoes and capsicum from pots (I froze several kilos of tomatos, plus my own pasta and pizza sauces). And I was extremely excited to find 3 hazelnuts on the ground while weeding under my hazelnut trees. They tasted like any other hazelnuts, but the satisfaction improved them a lot. I wasn’t sure whether I’d managed to get any pollinated so now I know I can. Rasperries are going again. Very small strawberries due to the lack of water, but it’s like they crammed a full size strawberry of flavour in one miniature berry. The apples too, although they are a slightly more normal size.