Grow bags

Grow bags

More signs of Spring. Our first tulip is flowering and the daffodils are in bud. The pink flowered purple-leaved cherry is now in bloom too. Time to start thinking about getting veggy seeds in the propagator, which makes me remember. Last year I tried to grow courgettes (zucchini) in some bags of commercial compost. The idea was that they would be "grow bags". I cut some holes in the top, and punctured the bottom for drainage. It meant that I could grow veggies down the side of the house which is concrete and gravel & so wasted gardening space, but otherwise quite sunny. They grew fine, but completely bombed on producing fruit. I had put some excess seedlings in the flower beds, and they were fantastic, so we were OK for courgettes, but I was disappointed my good idea was a flop. Does anyone know the secret of grow-bags? Or should I give up and just grow veggies in the flower beds (where they look quite nice in any case).
I guess it wasn’t such a bad idea.

I guess it wasn’t such a bad idea.

Making Progress

Making Progress

Amaryllis cultivar ID?

Amaryllis cultivar ID?

Mystery flowering shrubbery…ID help requested…

Mystery flowering shrubbery…ID help requested…

What Now?

What Now?

plant ID halp?

plant ID halp?