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Cloncaw's Journal

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Waiting Tree Planting

15 April 2010 23:17:32
Trees arrive for planting 15/04

Trees arrive for planting 15/04

This morning collected the trees and added 4 rootball green beech to what I had already picked. Some are now planted with Johnny and Ali working on in the dark watering them in and the chestnuts in pots all were watered as well but need to be soaked before planting tomorrow, beech also have to be planted as well so hopefully tomorrow they'll all be in, will probably need some more to finish it off. Then there will be a lot of raking to be done on Saturday and grass seed sown but it should all be worth it in the end. This afternoon removed the last dead pittsporum from the grass but it won't be replaced. Planted in remainder of the dahalias, sowed some Larkspur, China Asters, and Nigella seeds in gaps, seeds sowed last week are already germinating in the terrace bed and there are quite a few selfseeded poppies popping up along this bed as well. Need to go shopping for a few shrubs and then work on the south bed below the terrace as it needs more colour and plants to fill gaps, think that 2 cistis need to be removed as they really seem to have expired. Noticed that the clematis in the corner of the terrace has a lot of buds formed so I'm looking forward to the display.

Had a look in the kitchen garden and potatoes peeping up along with onions, shallots, carrots, turnips are starting to show. The raspberries seem to have settled in need to try and spend a bit of time to sow beans, peas etc and I'm still hoping that the tunnel cover will be put in place but think that the trees have to take priority as the cover won't expire sitting but the trees will and there's just too much money to lose.

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Myrtle Myrtle 15 April 2010 23:26:30

You have got a lot done. Watering the trees this summer will be very important until they are well established. It will all look lovely for your daughters wedding.

MartinB MartinB 15 April 2010 23:38:50

good luck with that

Clara Clara 15 April 2010 23:54:12

Great load and good luck the weather is on your side.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 April 2010 06:15:33

Wow. SOme work! And Larkspur on my seedling list has also been successful. Hopefully today I will bring them into the greenhouse,and they will start growing a more rapid rate. But ok so far.

sallysarah sallysarah 16 April 2010 06:50:13

Cloncaw, I put all sorts of hardy annuals in yesterday - in gaps throughout the cottage gd.  Sprinkled sharp sand on top so that I know where they are.   Jacinta, you could sow Larkspur straight in the ground at this time of year.  If I remember correctly, Rachel normally sows her annuals indoors and then eventually puts them out in the gdn.  I don't do that, but each to their own, whatever works for you!!


Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 April 2010 06:52:56

Hi Sallysarah. My Larkspur is doing well so far. Will be putting them in the greenhouse before I go to work to start off the hardening off process. Hopefully by the weekend, they will get planted into the ground. Thanks for that. :)

fran m fran m 16 April 2010 07:28:30

More great work, good luck.

Periwinkle Periwinkle 16 April 2010 14:01:46

That is a lot of work being done there! Sounds like it will be wonderful for June. I can just imagine all the work that is going on in your garden on this beautiful day! Best wishes with it all. Im just in from work but expecting visitors so no gardening for me! jUST REMINDING MYSELF THAT PEOPLE ARE FAR MORE IMPORTANT!

Johnplotman Johnplotman 16 April 2010 20:06:21

Good luck with all the plans Cloncaw,and also the veg,garden.Great to see the young vegetables peeping up well.


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