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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Gale Force Winds Put Paid To Plan.

05 April 2010 19:06:30

Today's plans fell by the wayside due to the gale force winds ripping around the extent of todays gardening was to buy some rockery plants from Lidl to fill in some of the gaps between the boulders in the bed along the south of the terrace.

Saturday replanted the raspberry bushes and gooseberry bushes that Johnny and James lifted when they removed the temporary raised bed along the hedge. They stoned the area around the washing line retaining the ground with timber poles and large stones. The area of the bed has been stoned and all the compost removed to the farmyard think I may just get a small poly tunnel built by the talk. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this project continues it's close to the house not in full view and in the lee of the hedge.

Sunday after lunch planted in clematis Cardinal Rouge and Clematis Alpina at the arch just hope the gale force winds don't batter them to death. In the terrace bed planted in the oriental poppies, alliums that I had potted up and sowed some larkspur, asters, love in a mist and phacelia to fill the gaps when the tulips die back. There are lots of plants starting to shoot although there are a number of plants that I'm not so hopeful about. In the east bed I planted up hollyhocks, achellia, rudbeckia, chinese lanterns and a block of echinops. Had planned to continue this planting today but I would have been blown away.Will not have anytime until Friday afternoon at the earliest as I have to teach at Monaghan Pony Club camp for the next 3 days just hope the weather calms down think it'll take rain for that to happen but by all accounts weather is to improve mid week so fingers crossed this is just a blip.


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Lìga Lìga 05 April 2010 19:21:00

Well done !I like yours Clematis Alpina,love shape of flowers.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 05 April 2010 21:47:37

Despite the Galel force winds Cloncaw,you completed gardening in another way.Hope the gale force winds have not effected the plants to much for you.Fingers crossed for good weather again.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 05 April 2010 22:28:46

Good weather on the way from Wednesday, Cloncaw, so hope it will be good for your Camps. And the garden will just be warming up when you get back. (a smiley face)!


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