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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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After Moving Daisy

18 June 2011 23:48:39
After moving daisy

After moving daisy

Busy shopping and organising for a training day here tomorrow mot teaching but about 30 people for lunch, this afternoon decided to get baking out of the way and then if the weather stayed good I'd be able to spend time in the garden. Was going to see what could be planted out but after watering all in the tunnel and pots by the back door set off deadheading roses and Sarah Bernhardt peony, continued on along the front of the house removing spent lupin heads then on to cottage garden it really makessuch a difference with all the dead flowers removed. Finally got to the bed below the terrace weeding and removing dead lupin flowers then decided that Daisy had to be totally removed. Have a few plants that I'll replant in an area where they can seed freely I now have space to plant out some more of the plants that I've grown from seed. Discovered lots of seedlings of aquilegia and verbena Bonsaris, might lift the aquilegia but the bonsaris I'll leave to grow on in most places as it's so airy. I'm pleased with the end result less cluttered looking so with luck tomorrow I'll get some planting done.


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andyf7 andyf7 19 June 2011 02:10:33

30 people for lunch!!!!, good luck with that, but i know you will handle it, it is you after all.  love that bed.


Jacinta Jacinta 19 June 2011 07:02:59

Gosh, brave woman having 30 people for lunch. Hope all goes well. The terrace bed looks really lovely.


TinaJ TinaJ 19 June 2011 07:24:12

30 people wow!,bed looks lovely,but ilove daisies


sallysarah sallysarah 19 June 2011 08:20:18

I used to have that verbena here and there in my garden - now this year, no sign of it at all!!!  Love that border.


BrunoCork BrunoCork 19 June 2011 09:58:06

Looks beautifull. I love the rocks and wish I had some like that here.


Rachel Rachel 19 June 2011 10:00:15

It looks really well. Mind you, it looked well before with the daisies too.


Hoeys Hoeys 19 June 2011 10:13:21

30 people.... oh would be stress for m e.


Clara Clara 19 June 2011 12:48:07

Hope you had time to enjoy your lunch and garden looks brilliant.


Mairin Mairin 19 June 2011 23:53:29

My Verbena has disappeared this year too, after having it since 2008.  Not impressed as it is a lovely plant.


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 20 June 2011 15:58:16

....and I'm still standing and staring!!!!


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