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31 January 2011 14:49:53
This up close photo shows the colouring of my amaryillis as in yesterdays journal it looked white 2nd bud well on way to opening. Spent a couple of hours in the garden this morning really sharp wind good drying day for washing. Started a bit of tidy up in the NW bed then got side tracked however now all the bulbs not sure what all is in the mix but think Tom Thumb tulips and muscari from the in the broken terracotta pots at the end of the tunnel are safely in the ground. Should give nice spring colour planted in front of Feverfew's ornamental horseradish, planted in are the sweet william plants that came from Perwinkle in September also planted in four little pots of Ruby crocus. The broken pots will be used for crocks as I plan to buy a few more plain ones as they seem to be able to withstand the weather some of the one's I have are over 15 years old. I like the way Carol Klein has rows of them which she keeps changing as plants come into bloom but my idea would be to plant bulbs etc into big plastic pots that'll fit inside them so cutting down on the number I'd need. Well fed and watered now have to go to Monaghan and then if it's still not raining I'll try to do a bit more tidying up thank goodness for ski trousers as they stop the wind cutting through to the bone.