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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Planters for Spring Colour

06 February 2011 22:08:50
Planted up for spring colour

Planted up for spring colour

Another wet start this morning with flooding on all the fields and across the back laneway looked like another bad day with no gardening unless it was to be indoors. Mid morning the rain stopped gear on and off outdoors planted in californian bluebells - Brodiaea among the tulips and ornamental horseradish which has sprouted up since it was planted last week. David and Johnny lifted two large planters up to the basement terrace, they are terracotta coloured but plastic not that keen on plastic but when plants grow they'll be okay and it's a case of reuse and recycle. These had been lying half full of compost now home to evergreen shrubs that I cann't put a name on these were lifted out of the south bed last week in front of them are pots of quail narcissi, dwarf iris, glory of the snow trailing ivy and primrose. Topped the planter off with horticultural grit which just sets the whole planting off, the idea of sinking in pots was suggested by Fran in a journal and once the flowers have passed the pots can be changed for summer bedding. Finished off before lunch by planting in some dwarf iris and Lidl primrose in the NW bed.


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TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 06 February 2011 23:49:58

Is it an Acuba?


Cloncaw Cloncaw 07 February 2011 00:18:57

Might take a visit to the garden centre I bought it in to find out it's name also have another shrub bought in the same place that I don't know what it is.


J.D. J.D. 07 February 2011 06:34:54

Looks like Aucuba from here. (Aucuba japonica - Spotted Laurel) It looks nice and healthy too.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 07 February 2011 10:19:14

Put up a close up in Feb photos.


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