Not much gardening today as I had a hospital appointment....!
However as it is a "flower day", as in planting by the moon, I hurriedly sowed some sweet peas (very late!) ....30 deep Rootrainer cells of "Fragrantissima" that I got free with the Rootrainer....and 30 "Perfume Delight" from Kings.
I also planted 27 cells of French Marigold "Glowing Embers Mixed". These will be for planting out in the tunnel. I find that I never get white fly as I always have these and basil around my tomatoes and cucumbers.
After the hospital visit I went to B&Q at Newport for some seed trays and some jiffy 7s....no luck with the latter. So I called into the local garden centre on the way home....Busy Bees....no luck there either. Apparently they can't get them at the moment.
I did succumb to the temptations of a Patio Plant..."Strelitzia"...Bird of Paradise plant. I'll attempt to keep it alive! It reminded me of a holiday in Madeira some years ago. I'd loved them there and hoped one day I'd be able to grow them.
I also got some Celeriac seeds and some Radish "Rat's Tail", which has edible seed pods if you let it go to seed. I love curiosities! Also some organic slug pellets..."Growing Success" by Neudorf; I've finished all my others and can't envisage doing without entirely. Nematodes might be a good option, but I bought some last year and kept them in the fridge until a suitable day came round....only it didn't. I forgot them until the best before date had passed....!
Tomorrow is "leaf" day so I'll be sowing brassicas, lettuce, watercress and some herbs.