16 May 2013 12:07:11
Here is the greenhouse, a small one but capaple of growing tomatoes, bedding plants, cacti, and a vine. Note the bubblewrap.
15 May 2013 20:38:44
Two former colleagues of mine, Una and Jim arrived about 11.30 a. m. I had offered them some tomato plants. They come about this time every year. We had a great chat over a cup of tea and some cake supplied by Una. We visited the greenhouse and sampled the grapes. It is interesting that before when they called and my vine was not developed, I put some false grapes on the vine. This time they were real grapes and nobody complained about the flavour.
13 May 2013 23:03:10
I have tried in the past growing Pieris in my front garden without success. The plant didn't really die but was not doing well. I have known for some time that it is an acid loving plant and my place is limestone. I tried again, planted it in a new area, gave it plenty of peat and fed it from time to time with Siquestron. Now I have known for some time that this chemical binds up the calcium. During the week I found that it was doing well.
11 May 2013 17:56:30
Everywhere I go the place is infested with Dandelions. I wonder what is the reason. Isn't it interesting that the Dandelion has a big double flower similar to Kerria japonica Pleniflora. I have a big hedge of Kerria at the front and am very pleased with it. I have given some to members but as regards the Dandelion, we all want to get rid of it. Thursday week, another member asked me over the phone how to get rid of the Dandelion. I told her that a selective weed killer would do it. I met her that day in Woodies where we chose one of these herbicides. I was looking for a total weedkiller that would get rid of grasses and weeds and of course, I got it.
09 May 2013 19:10:01
This Hippeastrum is the same one I showed only different. The earlier flower stalk gave four flowers. Then two more stalks came up and four flowers on each. This means that while I have eight flowers at present, I have had twelve in all.