Sink or Swim
28 March 2011 19:37:29
It was another great day here in Wexford and, after doing nothing all weekend, I was glad to get out to the garden again.
The first task was to make an edge to the border that recently had the Rosa rugosa backdrop removed from it. After doing this I sprinkled grass seed on the grass side.
Then, with hubby's help, I planted out my Musa basjoo. I have had this root hardy banana in the glasshouse for two winters now and, despite all precautions, I lose the trunk. It, therefore, seems to me that protecting it in the glasshouse has no value so I planted it out.
It was a similar story with the Phoenix canariansis that Myrtle gave me two years ago. It was badly hit both winters, despite being in the glasshouse, and I feel that part of the problem is that it needs potting on. Plants, whose roots are cramped going into winter, are more likely to suffer. This palm is too big for any pot now so I planted it out. I hope it will rally.
I also watered a bed and laid mulch on it and then watered the top to 'seal' the mulch. As the garden is so dry I then took the hose to a couple of other places, including my, recently unwrapped and probably dead, tree ferns. It was good to be able to take up a few tree stakes too as they are no longer needed.
I see little primulas beginning to open now and the fritellarias have buds. I think I may be developing a penchant for primulas. I have put a few more photos in my March album.