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21 May 2010 21:35:11
the future is orange

the future is orange

I did so much planting today. I started by planted courgettes,and squashes in the greenhouse border - 6 courgette 'Bambino', 2 courgette 'Black Beauty', 2 Turk's Turban and 2 Patti Pan squash 'White Custard'. The Turk's Turbans are only for show but the others are for eating. We can't get enough courgettes in summer!

Then I moved on to planting in the West Garden. The West Garden has definitely turned orange this year. I have kept the white border on the way in - just to lull people into a sense of false security then bam - orange!

I love seeing all the empty pots after a good bout of planting - a great sense of achievement!

I am also radically re-arranging my garden ornaments. I felt that some areas were too confused in orientation. The urn beside the pond has moved and so have some other bits. Hopefully it will all look better in the end.

And what absolutely amazing weather. We had dinner in the garden again and the boys just played and played and played outdoors. Fabulous. 

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fran m fran m 21 May 2010 22:07:15

Long may it last..........we deserve it.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 21 May 2010 23:04:54

Looking forward to seeing photos from the reorganisation, weather is great and think tomorrow will be similar as the mist is coming down here.

Dick Dick 21 May 2010 23:42:55

Rachel, I got the June Irish Garden to day. I am looking forward to reading your article. I was at my stand in the Country Market to day, sold a few tomato plants. I had the May issue to read when things were quiet. It was when I got home that the June issue arrived.

Ternie Ternie 22 May 2010 18:34:51

well done, Rachel! look forward to see this all in bloom! what is in your new article in IG? By the way, what about Bloom this year? Will it be more representative, than last one?

Lìga Lìga 23 May 2010 09:17:34

I remeber one of my friends use Turk's Turban like a little pot,for cooking in oven. Can you come to my place and help me emty all my trays???Joke of course,slowly they coming emty,and flower beds greener.


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