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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Cold But Beautiful Day

19 January 2011 17:15:36
Connie my gardening companion

Connie my gardening companion

Beautiful but chilly day although had to remove my jacket and hat as it was quite warm in the corner of the terrace, the frost didn't clear in the shade and the pond is covered in ice beautiful sunset this evening again. First job this afternoon was to fill up the bird feeders as once again the birds have been busy on the feeders. Spent a short time in the tunnel sowed my sweetpea Fragrance Mix have decided just to sow one type this year last year I sowed six different types. Plants that I potted up on Monday look as though they have perked up I was wondering how they'd cope with the cold some of the narcissi planted a couple of weeks ago in pots are starting to peek up in the tunnel. Decided to start into pruning the whippy growth off the wisteria but need a long ladder and I think a assistant to do the upper part. The last job was to try and sort out the pink jasmine - Jasminum beesianum  by the patio door as it was just a mess, untied it and laid it out on the ground teased out the tangled stems and pruned out a few older stems I will buy some trellis tomorrow and then tie the stems back into place which should show the plant off when it flowers later in the year. Connie sat basking in the afternoon sunshine keeping me company as I worked.


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 19 January 2011 17:33:43

I have sowen seeds of sweetpea' Fragrance Mix, this year but for the last couple of years I have grown 'Miss Willmott which are very scented so hopefully 'Fragrance Mix' will live up to their name. You were very busy to day even Connie looks worn-out watching you. Mary


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 19 January 2011 17:47:55

I'm trying some everlasting sweet pea this year - last year I planted some seeds that germinated but then stopped dead so I ended up buying a tray of plants that were marvellous. Sounds like you had a really good day in the garden - well done!


Jacinta Jacinta 19 January 2011 17:53:32

I sowed my Sweet Pea yesterday. This years choice so far are 'Ensign White' and 'Beaujolais'. Very cold here all day too. Gorgeous photo of Connie.


fran m fran m 19 January 2011 20:26:39

Good day done.


milliemouse1234 milliemouse1234 19 January 2011 22:37:55

YOU WERE A BUSY LADY TODAY IN YOUR GARDEN CONNIE LOOKS NICE AND COSY TUCKED AWAY IN THE SHED, NO WONDER SHE LOOKS TIRED WATCHING HER MAM BUZZING AROUND BUSY ALL DAY,,, WELL DONE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


HeadGardener HeadGardener 19 January 2011 23:53:04

Cute Dog, I got a birdfeeder recently but had to put it up on a good height much to our cats dissappointment, cant believe how much those bird eat!! Good luck with all the work :-)


Cloncaw Cloncaw 20 January 2011 11:25:56

Mary hope the sweetpea live up to their name, Hazel I have everlasting sweetpea as well but no scent off them, Milliemouse Connie is basking in the evening sun on the terrace. Connie is a great companion always with me when I'm outdoors, it's freezing fog here today so think work in the garden will be zero.


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