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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Heaven Scent.

04 August 2009 23:54:46
Heaven Scent

Heaven Scent

An afternoon spent gardening sun shining oh to be alive. Weeding in such beautiful surroundings just takes one to a different place even with such a mundane task. There is something about working with the earth and yes the sun does help.Before plants in waiting moved to new homes in the bed to the south of the house it was a case of removing weeds and looking to see were plants would fit in. Only the Lidl sedums found new locations along with some saxifraga moschata Dubarry that had been potted up after being found in the gravel below the NW bed. Some self seeded violas were transplanted to better locations and a few of the perrenial plants in the terrace bed were spaced out slightly, it's a bit of a mixture not exactly sure what all is going to eventually appear but there are definitely foxgloves and poppies I think. Some new photos up of sedums in Aug 2009. I relocated some Bergenia that had been hiding under the mallow on the southern end of the bed along the east of the house. The mallow had taken quite a battering in the recent storms and a number of branches had broken and died - I feel it's nearly reached the end of it's life will have a reprieve until later but it's  going to be replaced by what I'm not sure. Between lessons enough time to tidy up of the mallow, this meant I could actually get to deadhead the back of the rose bush the scent was just intoxicating. Well hopefully I'll find some more time to plant up a few more of the plants in waiting.

Another joy is the return of the text box to it's original size- makes life much easier.


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Mairin Mairin 05 August 2009 00:01:36

You were busy.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 05 August 2009 00:59:51

Every moment I get in the garden is a destress from teaching.


chilipepper chilipepper 05 August 2009 01:52:56

Amen to that Cloncaw! the garden is a great way to relax and get away from everything for awhile........


trug trug 05 August 2009 21:55:43

What a gorgeous day to be outside too. Love the little yellow sedum pic. Didn't know there were those varieties.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 05 August 2009 23:37:47

2 good days in a row, I didn't know there were so many either, definitely so good for the body and soul to be out in touch with nature in more ways than one


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