Seeds and Things
08 March 2011 12:02:06
mulched long border
I'm just back form meeting HeadGardener in Bunclody. We decided not to visit either garden as we would only end up taking ages for a look round when there's work to be done at home.
Bill was handing over my Amaranthus seeds from Chiltern. We placed a joint seed order ages ago but Chiltern had been out of stock on the particular type of Amaranthus I ordered. I was getting in a panic until now as I need those seeds for the whole back of my Annual Border so, when I heard Bill had received them, I wanted to pick them up asap. In fact, after writing this, I'm off to sow 8 trays of Amaranthus.
Of course we had a coffee and a little chat in Bunclody. Bill brought me a blue Mecanopsis plant division as I lost the batch of tiny Mecanopsis seedlings I manage to hatch over winter. No sooner home and I checked my ungerminated seeds to find that a new batch has germinated. Sod's Law, isn't it? However, it's tricky to keep the small seedlings alive so I'm very happy to have an actual plant from Bill.
I handed over a 5ft Amelanchier lamarkii, which I spotted for €7.49, and knowing Bill was looking for it, I had snapped it up, sure that he would like the price too!
I'm off to sow those seeds now.