14 April 2010 23:54:42
Pure delight is how I feel looking through the window across the terrace to the east and the pond as the Purissima tulips glow softly in the sun will definitely plant more for next year.
What another good gardening day although it started cool out came the sun, it was cool out in the open due to the breeze but a great day for working. First job this morning was to buy some quicks for the hedge off the lane and then on to collect the cover for the polytunnel in Armagh it's now sitting waiting for sufficent help to get it in place. Lifted the small greenhouse shelving out of the kitchen onto the step to harden off seedlings no breeze here and sun was providing enough heat without baking them, I have done this for the last few days leaving the door open.Johnny spent a while leveling and harrowing the area to be planted with trees either side of the new driveway. Paul arrived this evening and dug the holes for the trees with the mini digger tomorrow we will go and collect them plan to get them planted tomorrow. Between lessons I removed another pittsporum from the NW bed and another evergreen shrub that were on death row have one more pittsporum to execute from grass but think I will need manpower to finish the job. Will have to make a visit to Mahon garden centre I think to buy some replacements am going to replace the evergreen either with climbing rose ofr honeysuckle as they could be trained along the trellis towards the back door but not sure on others but definitely not pittsporum as 5 have now ended up dead.