Out of harms way, and new garden additions
23 April 2011 20:20:42
Worked today so that I could have yesterday off to go to Terra Nova. Weather was a bit disappointing but it picked up nicely in the afternoon. Luckily the sun was still out by the time I got home. I decided to pull up some bulbs in the greenhouse border. I have the happy knack of splicing bulbs left in the ground when adding more plants. So I dug up and potted all Chionodoxa, Narcissus (can't think of their name right now, similar to 'Hawera'), the last of the Hyacinths and my Erythronium. Erythronium was in the wrong place, so it was going to get moved anyway. All labelled now and down at the back of the garden with all the other bulbs in pots. Greenhouse border nicely freed up for more........ :) Leucojum will be next. But plenty of life in them still.
Potted up my 'Tumbling Tom' into two hanging baskets. I think this year, they can grow outside the greenhouse. No point in cluttering it up needlessly. Plenty of life now in potted up dahlias. Will be getting planted out very soon. Also my Sprekelia is showing itself - looking forward to that as I have never grown that, or even heard of it before. Tigridias and Callas looking promising too.
I got some really cool plants yesterday in Limerick. Amongst those are Arisaema griffithii, Arisaema speciosum, Podophyllim peltatum, Impatiens omeiana, Sauromatum venosum 'Voodoo Lily', Paris quadrifolia and Onoclea sensibilis.