Winter is here!
26 May 2011 19:57:39
'Stargazer' will be nice in this
What a horrible day. No customers outside but at least I got a chance to give some plants a lot of badly needed T.L.C. Everything has been blown to bits - lupins, astilbes etc. The place is looking really sad! I ended up reducing a lot of stuff. But I have decided that my garden is no longer going to be like an 'intensive care ward' . I won't bring rubbish home with me any more. The trees were toppling over all day. Even though it was showery (and some of them were really heavy) I still had to water, and water. Their leaves were shrivelling up. I'm sure the few customers who braved the elements must have thought that I was a bit demented!
This evening I disposed of a lovely little Camellia 'Tiptoe'. It had been doing so well. It is now as dead as a Dodo! No chance of resuscitating it. It's funny the way a lot of plants only showed signs of deterioration in the last few weeks, after pulling through the winter. However, today I bought some oriental lilies 'Stargazer' for half price. Planted them into the vacant pot.
I am contemplating putting the heating on for an hour!