Retail Therapy Just What The Doctor Ordered.
15 January 2011 18:29:52
Bulbs for planting
Friday morning had to go as far as Craigavon shopping centre so decided to call into B&Q to see if they had any bargain bulbs left, bought a packet of 10 Purissima tulips, 15 miniature Minnow narcissi and two boxes of 30 mixed bulbs one called Berries and Cream and the other Sweet Sorbet mix the cost 50p a packet, had also decided to buy some Felco secateurs with money I was given at Christmas. I need to replace the ones I have as there have been such good reviews of them so hopefully pruning the wisteria will be an easier job some roses and clematis to be pruned as well the secateurs cost £45 so I will have to really look after them. It's nearly impossible to leave without having a look around the plants outdoors, only plant that tempted me was a very tall bamboo for under £20 there were a lot of smaller bamboo plants as well, just cann't make up my mind however I might go back yet as I think bamboo would look good in a planting by the pond. After reading all the journals about seed sowing decided to have a quick look at the seeds added a packet of True Fragrance mix then had to have a look at the spring bulbs again impossible to leave without some being added to the trolley. Bought Ebony and Ivory Gladioli, Mixed Dutch Iris, Oriental mixed lily, Echinacea Magnus, phlox David's Lavender and Brodiaea or Californian Bluebell total spent on bulbs £21.40 as a lot of their packets are 2 for £5. It has been a very wet and wild day here today and tomorrow is the final of our show jumping that should have finished early December so roll on Monday when it'll be into the tunnel to plant up the bulbs in pots that way they can get placed into the beds once the weather improves. Managed to watch Carol Klein last night it's fascinating how the garden changes so quickly pity it's not longer than 30 mins. Need to sort out all the packets of seed and saved seed and decide what other one's I want to sow everyone else seems to have made these decisions. The other job that really needs done is a clear up of the kitchen garden it's a mess after the weather the only vegetable left is leeks. Noticed the Rhubarb starting to peep up today when digging up some leeks for soup there's lots of weeding to be done in preparation for spring arriving.