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27 March 2017 20:13:23
I wouldn't normally 'clean' my windows of the greenhouse, just usually blast the glass with the hose. But today I did a proper job. Took most of the tender potted plants outside for a breath of fresh air, and gave the glass a thorough clean. Gosh, the difference is amazing. That'll let a lot more light in. And the tenders are now snuggled back in for the night.
Had my tomato seedlings and sunflowers out today to start off the hardening process. But as tomorrows temps will be down on todays, and it won't be as sunny, I'm hoping it'll still be warm enough to continue the process.
Photo no. 2 is of Caltha palustris in the Lower Pond. As you can see it's a double. The other Caltha (photo no. 3) is in the Greenhouse Pond and looks more like a buttercup. Can anyone id it properly for me please?
27 March 2017 18:06:11
Euphorbia myrsinites is a really pretty evergreen plant. I have this planted in very little, and poor quality soil around the Upper Pond.
26 March 2017 11:18:12
About two weeks ago I cut back my Dogwood and used what I cut off as cuttings. There was the tiniest bit of spring growth as I was doing this. In the greenhouse yesterday and saw new growth on the cuttings. Should I assume that the cuttings have already taken, or was the sap starting to rise already at the time I took them?
Have a lovely Mother's Day, all you Mammies out there.
25 March 2017 19:06:04
Another cracker of a day in Dublin, and I'm sure almost nationwide.
At the moment I'm trying to tackle the major clutter under my pergola. Can't move around for all the abandoned pots, and planters that were stored there over the winter.
To the left of the pergola I have an Escallonia hedge that hasn't seen a secateurs in over ten years apart from cutting back the odd wayward branch or two. So, whether or not it's the right time of year, it got a major short back and sides, and Honeysuckle and Climbing Roses over the pergola. My hands and arms are in bits from thorns.
A bit unstable being up on a ladder but the job got done. The Escallonia hedge had been taking up quite a large part of a short border that I was going to change around this year. Early days yet, and lots of other stuff to organize, so we'll see.
24 March 2017 21:23:05
Trillium albidum has finally opened in the shady part of the garden.