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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Gardening Fix

21 June 2011 01:01:51
Iceberg,& Comtesse du Bouchard

Iceberg,& Comtesse du Bouchard

What another fabulous day here realise how lucky we are as the weather hasn't been great further a field. After having no garden time the last few days even though the weather was good I was in need of a garden fix. First job was watering the plants in waiting both in the tunnel and out. Had a few things I should've done but all plans went by the wayside as the garden drew me in or is it out. Loaded up the wheelbarrow with the remaining cosmos, china asters and the squirrel grass all planted in before lunchtime in the south bed. lots of verbena bonsaris self seeded which I'm hoping will rise between the plants. Removed a couple of shrubs that seemed to have expired due to the severe winter they really were annoying me with their dead branches replaced by flowers now, I'll reacess after the summers over. After lunch loaded up the barrow again with dahlia grown from seed, pelagoniums and campanula, planted the dahlias and campanula in the terrace bed and the pelagoniums into some of the gaps in pots. Watered all pots, newly planted and the terrace bed was surprised how dry the soil was but then we've had no real rain since Thursay. Gradually the number of plants in waiting is decreasing but still lots more need to be able to sread their roots, delivered two planters to Caroline's house late afternoon was really delighted to see how well her pots and planters looked hopefully she will decide to make a flower bed as she really does love having flowers but is a bit nervous about having no knowledge on how to care for them- but then we were all like that once upon a time.

 


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Monkells Monkells 21 June 2011 05:33:51

Sounds like a perfect day :-)  Your roses are beautiful. Iceberg seems to be the rose of the moment!! It is beautiful !!!


J.D. J.D. 21 June 2011 06:07:09

It's a great feeling when you make a good healthy 'dent' in the waiting area.


boots boots 21 June 2011 08:01:06

Your rose is amazing.Got a great days work done.Well done. I,m still a bit like caroline,but arn,t mummy,s great.


Hoeys Hoeys 21 June 2011 08:22:42

lovely rose. its great to have helping  mummy... love the colour of your popy.. is it anual??


TinaJ TinaJ 21 June 2011 09:31:50

lovely rose,rained all day here


Clara Clara 21 June 2011 09:39:14

Looks so full and well done on getting so much done you are lucky you have had good weather.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 21 June 2011 10:20:32

The Iceberg is fabulous at the moment the only problem is that last year and this leaves have black spot have sprayed it. Raining here today have to head north so might call into Mahon garden centre to see if they can recommend something. The poppies are self seeded but originally I sowed a mixed packet last year these seem to be the only ones that have come back so far. Will save the seed heads if anyone would like some let me know.


Myrtle Myrtle 21 June 2011 14:12:08

Lovely photo


Keego Keego 21 June 2011 14:17:25

Geraldine you got a great lot of work done yesterday today is a different story be interested to hear what you get for the roses as mine also have black spot


Cloncaw Cloncaw 21 June 2011 15:17:02

What a day glad I got out in the garden yesterday have just had a real torrential downpour. Mary they recommended Rose Clear Ultra which is a 3 in 1 action, bought the one to dilute so hopefully it'll work will have to wait till the weather picks up though.


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