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Welcome Rain

19 April 2017 22:27:26

For a considerable length of time there seemed to be no sign of rain, temperature not great and getting cold at night, so the heat was on in the greenhouse by night and the Musa plants being the tender type were moved in. They have grown quite a bit for that reason. I remember when I took them out and watered them about a month ago, they looked miserable. Peter W in Cork has similar plants and he gave me some advise about them. I wonder is it time to feed them now. The heating of the greenhouse could also explain how the vine has done so well. During Holy Week, I spread some fertilizer around the roses and on Good Friday it was misty, not enough to wash down the potato manure in these beds. Yesterday I got the Dutch hoe out and tackled the beds, well two of the three. It got rid of what weeds were there, not many. Then this morning it began to rain and this time there was plenty of it so I was very pleased. By the way these roses have come on very well. They were pruned in January and many of them are showing flower buds. The Magnolia susan has come on a lot too since I displayed the photo. The grass which was mown last week has also come on and perhaps needs another mowing. However there was very little work done in the garden to day but to morrow is another day. Sorry no photos to day.

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 19 April 2017 22:53:37

We had a lovely sunny day here in Waterford today. We could do with a little rain at this stage as the soil is drying out. Looking forward to seeing your Magnolia when it flowers.













Dick Dick 19 April 2017 23:12:04

I should have the photo of same to morrow, Mary. Between 9.30 and 10 a.m. the rain really came down and it was welcome. I had about half of the pelargoniums out for some time and it was a benefit to them. The others should be out to morrow.

Jackie Jackie 20 April 2017 07:10:12

We had rain almost all day , very disappointing as I could get nothing done. Got drenched while out walking!! Look forward to the photo too. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 April 2017 07:43:01

Yes, Jackie, same here.

Luckily I had my 'little man' here to distract me. :)

Dick Dick 20 April 2017 23:33:31

To day was good and perhaps we might get another but it seems that next week will not be mild. I took the photo of the Magnolia to day and will show it to morrow.


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