23 August 2009 21:15:01
this is the Vallota or Scarborough Lily I told you about on your journal, What do you think?
22 August 2009 20:54:46
Repotted my lovely Watsonias you gave me the nudge towards. Took this photo specially for you.. Do you think they will be ok in this size pot for a year or two. Pilansii was potted earlier and has already made new growth. look forward to lovely flowers next Spring. Apricot Queen was really pot bound
22 August 2009 20:46:47
Sallysarah and I went on a day long plant hunt yesterday (Fri). We started off in the HSE Rural Training Centre in castlebar. I had never been there before but sally is a regular customer so brought me along. I was so impressed in spite of the rain which was relentless. We got four well established perennials for 10 Euro. Will post names and varieties when I have them repotted. The prize of the day was a large Strelizia given to me free gratis and for nothing by a member of staff looking for, as she said ' a good home' hope mine is good enough. Had (have) one which bloomed for the first time earlier this year. Since it bloomed I followed guidelines and placed it outside for the summer....but its looking very sad and has not made any new growth since flowering..afraid for it.. Today I bought a special deep pot and repotted my prize. Top dressed compost with aggregate and its now looking very smart... even think it has a flower bud developing.. fingers crossed (They take forever to open) probably next spring if it is a flower.. may only be another leaf..
Next stop was Horkins Garden Centre where we raided the hospital trolley. Then we met a staff member I have got to know through being a regular customer and she reduced the plants even further.. Will post names and varieties again when finished repotting. All activity in that area finished with onset of rain in the early afternoon today
22 August 2009 20:25:27
Still blank til tomorrow...
22 August 2009 20:23:47
this lovely little diary was given to me by Olga when she came to stay in Westport at the start of her Irish holiday. I will now be more organised and keep records of new plants and repotting of older ones. Johnplotman, you have been my inspiration for resolve to be organised ( on paper anyway) Who says resolutions are for New Year only.