As with a lot of other people I grew up with grandparents that were and still are keen gardeners and it rubbed off on me. Ever since I can remember I have been having a go at growing my own flowers or vegetables, be it with my grandparents or my parents but have never managed to achieve anything. This has continued to now, including an allotment for a short while but I’ve never been that good at it.
We gave up the allotment earlier this year and so now all I have to dabble in a two smallish raised beds and a couple of pots on our decking which is included in a shared garden, where we live. I thought well ok I have the strawberry plant that has some how survived when everything else in the bed died and a completely empty bed that was fresh for new flowers. I decided that in one I was going to put in some shop bought (ready grown and flowering) pansys and in the other put some other fruit plants and perhaps a tomato plant as well.
Well I never got round to the other fruit plants and tomato plants so the strawberries have literally had the bed to themselves and this has been the result. I hasten to add that with the erratic weather we have been having I haven’t actually watered these myself, but am pleased with the results anyway.
As for the shop bought plants I usually by they all tend to die off after a couple of week’s but again for reasons unknown they have flourished.
I am really pleased with the results with what I planted this year. I am also curious as to what other people plant or grow?