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Cloncaw's Journal

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19 February 2011 23:30:56


Another beautiful day after a heavy nights rain no garden time till late this afternoon due to work, had a wander round the garden with the camera more iris are shining out in the NW corner giving a welcome splash of colour lots of bulbs pushing up but other than iris, snowdops and crocus no other spring bulbs have shown their faces. The hellebore Niger is improving everyday, further along the creeping forget me not has started to flower, with luck tomorrow will be another good day as there is so much to be sorted including some serious work in the kitchen garden but before I tackle that job I need to finish lifting plants from the east bed. First job on the list for tomorrow though will be to pot up the dahlia tubers lifted from the flower beds, I have removed all the damaged sections will just have to wait and see if they shoot again also need to pot up the Nerine Bowdenni bulbs lifted and generally tidy up the tunnel inside and out.

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fran m fran m 20 February 2011 07:28:41

Will be adding more Irises to the garden for next year. It was a great day, my back felt yesterdays toil, but was worth it to be out there on such a great day. Hope all goes well for today, enjoy.

Monkells Monkells 20 February 2011 07:54:00

Beautiful day here also! Isn't it sooo good to see a bit of colour!! Has felt like such a long winter!!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 February 2011 08:50:06

I got some cheap irises in Lidl last week. Hopefully will get to plant them today. Looks like it could be a good one.

Hoeys Hoeys 20 February 2011 09:31:22

was beautiful day yesterday. its great to be outside and do few things. wish the day was longer.love these little iris.

Lìga Lìga 20 February 2011 09:47:42

If yours dahlia is still alive after winter in flower bed,,maybe my too...Nice Iris:)

Johnplotman Johnplotman 20 February 2011 10:44:00

So good to have a lovely day,Cloncaw.When weather is on our sides,gardening is a winner.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 20 February 2011 11:18:14

Liga some of them appear to be firm enough after I removed the mushy bits, have been in the tunnel in compost this last few weeks, it's worth a try although I will buy more on Lidl this Thursday.

INGRID15 INGRID15 20 February 2011 23:45:47

Very nice Iris ,Geraldine ...Not sure about Dahlias as we had -15C.. in winter ..All my evegreen clematis even died .. i just read that they are hardy till -5C.. Anyway good luck with Dahlias ..


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