19 January 2010 16:42:01
David Austin Roses Planted
Not nearly as nice a day as yesterday but no rain so it was a case of braving the sharp wind and continuing the tidy up, cleared dead stems from the bed that wraps around the house on the east and north east and the mallow on the corner was given a severe chop as it had become very untidy and I now have to decide if it is to be cut back further some of the stems are thicker than a wrist or if it is going to be replaced with something that will provide colour all year round but I'll need a strong man if that is to happen. The beds at least look tidy and I now just have the bed on the NW side of the house and the bed to the east that runs to the arch. There needs to be a major transplant of Lysimachia it's taken over the bed and I think a home near the pond might be the place for it but I need a man for that job too. This afternoon the 4 David Austin roses got planted into the terracotta pots, I lined them with polythene before adding the compost I had 3 bags of Drum Stick alliums so these have been planted as well I know it's late but they were all in good condition so there is nothing to lose. The wind has got up and it's now bitterly cold so gardening finished earlier today and now it's off to teach.