Pulled out the bean plants, they were at their end and a haven for white fly as well. Chopped all the horrible leaves off the courgette plants and they look much better, still producing a couple every few days. Had an overgrown one last night cut in half and stuffed with tomato and herbs and feta cheese on top then roasted in the BBQ with some lamb steaks on the side, very nice!
Sowed a long row of parsnip seeds and petite Provencal peas in deeply dug soil with compost added. I firmed the soil by treading all over it then made a line with a length of doweling. Sowed the seeds fairly close together so I can leave the strongest ones to grow once they are up. Covered them with a gentle layer of seed raising mix and then laid planks on top before watering them. This will help keep the moisture level even until they sprout. I will check them everyday to see when the planks need to be removed.
Some general garden photos from the last few weeks
|Asian paper wasp seeing off a bee on the carrot flowers|
|Honey bee homing in on a flower|
|Cabbage white on Lavender|
|NZ fantail in the titoki tree|
|monarch hanging on a birch twig|