I received a phone call on Friday to let me know that two roses* I'd ordered a while ago had arrived and I could pick them up when I was ready.
I was keen to pick them up so I pinched my wife's car this morning (Sunday) and made a bee line for the nursery.
While I was waiting to be served I was having a good look around when I spied a very over grown punnet of Globe Artichoke.
It's been in the back of my mind to grow some more Globe Artichokes.
So I bought them, the roses, a packet of seeds, some potash, a wormwood 'Powis Castle' and a punnet of lobelia.
I had Globe Artichoke years ago but lost them in the drought when I was too crook to care for them. Before that though they grew well.
Being a perennial I gave the soil a good dose of Witch's Brew.
About twenty liters over a two meter by half a meter row.
Turned it into the soil and planted my Globe Artichoke.
Sixty centimeters apart was the recommended plant spacing on the label but seeing as it is only a single row I planted mine about forty centimeters apart.
A little on the root bound side of things but I teased the roots out a little so I hope this will take care of any root balling.
Gave them a good watering and I'll give them a good mulch of straw when I get a chance on Tuesday.
Cheers and happy gardening,
*The two roses I ordered were 'Cabana' and 'Remember Me'.