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hilary36's Journal

hilary36's Journal

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Bay Tree survives

26 August 2011 23:30:07
Bay Tree survives

Bay Tree survives

I thought the Bay Tree had totally died but lots of new shoots are now appearing. Need to cut all the dead branches of now and shred them.

Of the 4 beds we cleared last year I have managed to replant one. This was done in June and has now filled out really well. Cerinthes are especially good.

 Some beds have been in good order this year,others need a lot of work. Liatris flowering at the moment and Verbena Bonarenis . They were covered with Peacock and Tortiseshell butterflies this afternoon when the sun came out briefly.

Have been transplanting Delphiniums, Ranunculus, Echinacea, Foxgloves, Canterbury Bells and Lupins. I have also planted over 100 wallflowers in the border at the front of the house.

We had 20 lbs of strawberries from 2 raised beds.  Just had them for desert every night. Now need to tidy them up for next year. Lots of crab apples this year so jelly making will be on the cards soon. 

1st weekend in September is the Hillsborough Autumn Show so plenty of work to be done before them. It is open to the public from 2 4.30 and is the Village Centre in Hillsborough. Anyone who is up North would be very welcome. Teas and plant stall.

My frozen shoulder is still giving bother but nothing like it was a few months ago. Physio is finished but I am still doing exercises every day. 

 


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Rachel Rachel 26 August 2011 23:34:54

Hello Hillary and what a fabulous display of Livingstown daisies. Your garden sounds great. I'm glad to hear the shoulder is on the mend.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 27 August 2011 00:58:39

Nice to see you back again and even with the shoulder problems you've been busy, good luck with the show.


Jacinta Jacinta 27 August 2011 06:11:01

Gosh, I didn't dare get any mesembryanthemums this year, with the summer being as dull as it was. I would never have seen any open flowers.

Glad your shoulder is on the mend. Best of luck for Hillsborough.


fran m fran m 27 August 2011 07:11:53

Glad your on the mend. Great photo.


hilary36 hilary36 27 August 2011 13:30:38

Thanks for all the comments. I love these daisies and have grown them since I was a child. They look like little jewels in the sunshine. Wonderful colours.


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