Bad Hair Day.
18 January 2010 19:00:07
Amaryilis flower broken but still providing a show
That's what the garden looked like limp and straggly was the way the herbaceous plants looked, it was a good day for starting the tidy up weatherwise. On Sunday I had taken a trip to Homebase and B&Q in Craigavon, went to get some large terracotta pots to plant up my present of David Austin roses from Kate. I had been given money at Christmas as well and although I had sort of earmarked it for trees I made quite a hole in it as always go for one thing and come back with a car load. The first task today was to remove the geraniums from some of the pots others I cut back and then I planted up spring bulbs as B&Q had an offer 5 pots for £5 so now there is some colour back in the pots outside the patio door from the kitchen and some planted at the back door. Bulbs are peeping up in other pots and beds so hopefully there'll be a bit of flower colour soon. The next task was to up root the Love in a Mist it had looked quite well before the big freeze but had sort of turned to brown mush. Secateurs in hand I then picked my step through the bed below the terrace to the south and now although plants have been scalped the mushy growth has been removed and new growth is showing through. Worked up until 5:15pm when it was getting a bit too dark to do anymore but at least now the bed is tidy and I won't be having to work around the bulbs that are beginning to appear.
My shopping included Spider Lily,Globe Thistles, Echinea White Swan, Rudbeckia Goldstrum, Chinese Lantens, Double White Begonia, White Fressia, Nerine Bowdenii, White and Blue Agapanthus, Varigated Aubretia Dr Mule and the pots of bulbs, Muscari,tulips Fur Elise, Tete a Tete narcissi, Iris Harmony and a packet of Cosmos Seashells Red along with a packet of 6 different Sweetpea.
One other item was a small heated propogator along with a selection of vegetable seeds,onion sets and potatoes. Tonights job is to make a chart of all seeds etc to be sown detailing growing instructions and flowering or cropping and then work out what will be into the propogator first. Tomorrow plan to pot up the roses as they are currently getting a drink in a bucket of water as per the planting details. Hopefully weather will be favourable to continue the tidy up.