Another saying that has rung true this week is "good things come in threes".
Given the Winter that we have just endured I thought that my Lemon Verbena (Aloysia tryphylla) was for the compost heap. Up until now it has looked absolutely lifeless and then suddenly buds formed and broke. If you do not grow this plant for yourself then I would urge you to do so as it has to be one of the best, if not the best, garden plant to grow. Okay, it's no show stopper and the flowers are fairly inconspicuous, however, the scent is absolutely astounding. A scent similar to sherbert lemons this plant has many uses and is particularly good in the bath bouquet. If I were to urge anyone to grow a single plant then this would be it.
Finally, the last piece of good news is pictured below.
|My new allotment|
There is no doubt that the blog will evolve from here on in and combine the ornamental with the edible. I will also post regular updates on how the plot is coming on and seek advice from other experienced allotmenteers. Ryan's Garden has become a little bigger!