Shiitakes can be sneaky!
I read somewhere that shiitake mushrooms will go dormant and to re-trigger their activity you should bang them or drop them to simulate a log falling from a tree. Apparently this is the agro-forestry version of shock therapy! Well I felt a bit silly when I did this and hey presto!
But wait, what is that at the back of the stack?
Blueberries LOADED, this may have something to with the cold stint we have had this winter.
Yellow is in!
Tomatoes doing nicely!
Wisteria seems to have coped with the move so far .
A cutting from a fig tree I acquired at Maldon when we went camping at Easter this year seems to be proving a success. The plan is to espalier this, just where is the next question!
All in all, Spring seems to be doing nicely for me at this stage. We had a lovely weekend, sharing a celebratory dinner with special friends (Happy Birthday Richard!), did a bit of a clean up so the electricians had better access around the ‘stuff’ we have moved from one place to another and finished up with a lovely Osso-bucco for dinner.
We just need to get through my son having surgery on his damaged hand resulting from ‘over partying’ tomorrow and it will have been a sensational way to spend a couple of days!
The PS post!
I’m not a magnolia fan, but I really appreciate the design of their flowers. We were in two minds as to whether or not to remove this old magnolia. Here is why we didn’t!