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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Welcome rain

26 April 2010 00:43:36
Clematis Alpina.

Clematis Alpina.

With the pressures of work little or no time for the garden,Potted on tomatoes, chilli peppers and sweet peppers all seedlings have been evicted from the house to the tunnel. Planted some of the sweetpea into the bed on the NW of the house to climb up trellis should be scented so good near the back door. Sowed a few different seeds broadcast in beds to hopefully provide a bit more colour. Tulips are opening on a daily basis and putting on a good show and on the whole plants are looking good. Need to spend sometime in the kitchen garden to sow or plant out some more veg and must try to organise more into the polytunnel oh to have more time. Was busy working including today but Johnny and Ali have been levelling and raking either side of the new drive along with David who is now on leave after 6 months in Kosovo so it's starting to look good hopefully grass seed will be sowed tomorrow and everything will be helped along by the welcome rain. We were really lucky no rain all day really but at 6:30 it was torrential but the air is so fresh now, rain last night made no impression on the hard ground at all. Have posted up some more photos of our garden in April, photo of Clematis Alpina which is one of 2 I bought for £10 stg such delicate little bell like flowers. With any luck will get to a garden centre tomorrow to find some replacement shrubs some veg plants and a few more flowers hopefully and then plant in the nice warm and watered earth. One thing that is proving more and more difficult is reading journals and adding comments especially as I'm very slow on putting up comments and journals but it's interesting seeing all the work going on.


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J.D. J.D. 26 April 2010 05:46:36

It's funny how we were all fed up with seedlings taking over the house. NOW, we are giving out that the seedlings are taking over the greenhouse/tunnel. ha ha. Sounds like you are up to your neck with work. Good complaint though.


Lìga Lìga 26 April 2010 07:22:24

Oh,yes after rain was so nice,love it!You did a lots.I got one bell shaped clematis yesterday,pale pink,don't know name,must have to check google,under Alpine clematis.


fran m fran m 26 April 2010 08:29:52

We do what we can with the time we have. I used to sit and watch telly. Now it's garden or site.

Family and House things........... "what family"?   

"No don't need fixing, it's fine for a while yet"?........... hehe


Johnplotman Johnplotman 26 April 2010 09:40:37

Hopefully that rain will be here when mostly needed Cloncaw.


LNolan LNolan 26 April 2010 10:21:17

The new tunnel must be helping a lot with the extra space. However, it will probably give you more work to do sorting out things, and planting in there. Well worth it though!


unagrant unagrant 26 April 2010 10:33:07

The rain was welcome for a change.  You have lots going on but it will all come together.

Fran you always make me laugh, thank you


Clara Clara 26 April 2010 11:41:50

I cant believe I said I am happy it was raining. Plants all benifit from it but had to water all the pots as they were dry.


Hoeys Hoeys 26 April 2010 13:50:42

oh we all happy gardeners with some rain.. was fed up watering them every day. i love little clematis. its only confirm the saying- little things can be beautifull too.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 26 April 2010 21:37:52

Beautiful clematis, Cloncaw. With 21 of them you will have a great show. I have montana coming out now. Dont work too hard, you dont want to be too tired to enjoy the wedding!


Dick Dick 26 April 2010 22:30:12

The rain was really welcome, Cloncaw. Think of the time when we wished it would stop late in 2009.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 27 April 2010 00:21:25

Went off shopping for shoes etc for the wedding but somehow ended up in B&Q and car filled with plants for pots and baskets. Also bought 2 pots for my Japanese Peony trees so tomorrow will hopefully see some things potted up and left in the polytunnel overnights to bring them along time is now counting down and I'm getting a bit nervous will my gardening plans succeed in putting on a fabulous display come June 19th.


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 27 April 2010 10:20:44

seedlings are driving me mad at this stage again I have told myself there going in the utility next year !!! your clematis looks great.


brigette brigette 28 April 2010 09:42:24

Sounds like you have loads done. Love your pictures. Am amazed at your prolific photo taking and posting.


HippyChick HippyChick 29 April 2010 00:17:48

hey missus, you could do with a WWOOFer, ever hear of them?  you provide a roof over a volunteer's head and in return they give their time freely - could be just the thing for your kitchen garden and maybe more, depending who/what you get.  google WWOOF or WWOOFing - used to stand for Willing Worker On Organic Farm (back in my day hahaha), now re-branded WorldWide something.  if you do decide to go for this, i'd be interested in hearing how you get on with it.


chilipepper chilipepper 29 April 2010 01:26:02

Best of luck with the tunnel, looks great


Wellie Wellie 29 April 2010 23:50:43

Beautiful clematis,and hippy chick if I had the space I would take in anyone who could  use a rake , a hoe or a watering can ( and hopefully feed them on organic veg)


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