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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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October Off To A Soggy Start.

02 October 2011 21:28:06
Rudbeckia Goldstrum brightening up a soggy October day

Rudbeckia Goldstrum brightening up a soggy October day

Have had little or no time in the garden since my last journal 10 days ago really had withdrawal symptoms. Last Saturday my lap top decided it needed a little rest and it was Thursday before it was sorted with a new power cable was really feeling lonely not being able to check up on what everyone was up to. Weather on Tuesday fabulous managed to plant some of my bulbs in the shady corner and planted out some plants from waiting into the corner on Wednesday as well, then along came the rain so nothing done through weather and work. Sunday and Monday last were spent making delicious Elderberry and Crabapple jelly and as the weather was pretty miserable I didn't miss out now 10 pots of this ruby red jelly stored in the cupboard. Trying to update my business website so no gardening today which would have been limited as the ground is very soggy after really heavy rain last night again. Took a few photos today there are certainly some plants that have impressed with the lenght of time in flower Ann Folkard geranium, Campanula Elizabeth have been providing colour for months. On the downside discovered a big hole in the south bed with plants rooted out so will have a bit of repair work to do if the weather holds up tomorrow.


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J.D. J.D. 02 October 2011 22:02:40

Wow, you have been busy with lots. Photo is still so summery looking. Love all the contrast.


kitty kitty 02 October 2011 22:06:55

was it a four legged friend that did that geraldine, i think tomorrow is promised ok, here"s hoping


Rachel Rachel 02 October 2011 22:07:00

Rudbeckia and Aconitum - a classic combination.


Moya Moya 02 October 2011 22:16:48

Your garden is looking good - even though you haven't had much time in it.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 02 October 2011 22:19:40

Don't think it was the dogs as they would have flattened the plants more. Love the plant combination as well last year the rudbeckia didn't flower except for one flower that didn't really open, thought they would have been destroyed by the rain amazed they're still looking so good.


ladygardener ladygardener 04 October 2011 21:06:14

Great tip on that geranium thanks.  Had a look at your photos still lots of interest and colour in your garden


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