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Another stint

26 January 2018 19:36:29

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Yes, the opportunities for gardening are becoming more regular, let's hope the weather continues to be relatively good for this time of year.

I did another stint outdoors this afternoon to take my mind off giving up the cigarettes. It worked a treat, and the garden is looking all the better for it too. Did more cutting back and tidying up.

Lovely to see Pulmonaria flowering, and primroses, yellow snowdrops etc. 

Was tidying off dead foliage from my lovely un-named Iris down in the mini Jurassic bed. And I accidentally broke off some new shoots. But I'm chancing my arm and now the broken bits are potted up in the hope that they will take. What do you think?

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PeterW PeterW 26 January 2018 20:51:35

Lovely to get out and get a bit done. Lovely snowdrops, which ones are they? Are those the Iris in the sink, they look like they'll be ok

Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 January 2018 20:55:59

The snowdrop is 'Spindlestone Surprise', Peter. Don't know the name of the Iris. It's a tall one with beautiful purple and yellow petals.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 26 January 2018 23:04:43

I love the snowdrops, Jacinta and they are increasing well for you. The Iris look like some variety of Iris germanica which should be okay

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 27 January 2018 00:14:02

Great to see you getting your gardening Mojo back! I've very envious of your pulmonaria! Mine are just mush after all the rain and no sign of flowers yet!

Fleurette Fleurette 27 January 2018 10:21:08

Lovely pictures, Jacinta.  Great snowdrop. My pulmonarias are still under water, so it is lovely to see that fat happy flower.  

The iris will be absolutely OK.  If you look at the top one, there is a bud bursting.  Also  there are plenty of similar possibilities on each rhizome.  In fact it is a good way to increase your stock and keep the plants young and vigorous.  The old central rhizome should be discarded after flowering  

Remember not to plant the rhizome deep but let it bake in the sun - (unless it is the flag iris type. )

JoanG JoanG 27 January 2018 19:44:52

So therapeutic to get out to the garden, Jacinta.  I hope you're putting your ciggie money into a plant-buying piggy bank! Beautiful snowdrops and great photo of them. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 28 January 2018 20:39:32

Joan, my first treat will be a new camera. Not an expensive one, just an updated version of the current one. I use a camera so much, and in all weathers. Hence a lot of scratches and dirt on the lens. But will only buy when I'm off them at least a month. :)

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 28 January 2018 23:18:03

Good to hear you are giving up the fags! So good to have a target for all the cash you'll save :-)


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