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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Another Sunday in the garden

09 August 2009 21:06:31
View to the south over the NW Bed.

View to the south over the NW Bed.

Peace and quiet everyone's gone to the Meath  v Mayo match except for Conor who along with his band members shatter the calm for a short time while they practice some new songs, then quiet regins as practice finished. Afternoon spent deadheading,weeding and tidying up the bed on the NW side of the house. The bed actually is North to south in it's aspects, the standard rose needed some attention as it and the artichokes had taken a real hammering in the recent storms. I made a note of what I want to move and what I will put in to fill the gaps. The buddleia bushes got a bit of a tidy over as there are many secondary flowers coming out. The rose bush has hundreds of buds ready to open so in the autumn or spring I will reduce the number of stems and shorten them back to see does it strenghten up the branches and hopefully it will withstand the wind better. Then on to the north side of the house and the 2 long beds that sit either side of the porch, notes made on what needs moved around and there hiding under the robina bush was a ruby red flower cann't remember what it is, pruned back the bush to show off this gem. Watered up pots and planters at the front and back doors all are putting up a good display. All afternoon accompanied by Connie my garden friend and occasionally Grouse would appear to see what we were at.

Now need to draw up a planting plan for bulbs and springtime flowers, somewhere there is a diagram of what was planted last year just need to find it.


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Gismo1981 Gismo1981 10 August 2009 11:45:11

I am trying to draw up a plan for the bulbs as well, but I keep getting distracted when I venture out into the garden, I spot weeds and things to be done :O)


chilipepper chilipepper 10 August 2009 12:01:01

Hi Cloncaw, we take a photo of each bed each month and keep it on file, makes it easy to spot gaps in planting/colour that need to be addressed! congratulations with the garden, looks great..


Cloncaw Cloncaw 10 August 2009 12:20:23

Thanks for the tip Chillipepper I must sort out photos from all the files I have and take some showing the whole planting of each bed if not already on file.


jocko121 jocko121 10 August 2009 16:36:06

good plan on the picture taking of each bed chillipepper will deffo try that


Jools O Jools O 11 August 2009 09:02:28

wow, wish i were so organised as to have a plan. i'm just happy if the slugs leave some of the bulbs intact.


Rachel Rachel 12 August 2009 00:56:42

Was thinking the same thing, Jools. Chilipepper's tip on photographing everything (not just the stuff that looks good- guilty as charged) is a good one.


Mairin Mairin 12 August 2009 23:58:52

That NW bed looks very good. As for plans for bulbs; must plan to make a plan!


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