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Quick Journal

01 February 2012 18:54:35
Viburnum rhytidophyllum etc

Viburnum rhytidophyllum etc

Here's a quick journal after a long day's work. I am going with Linda to hear Carmel Duignan this evening so I'd better start trying to make myself look presentable shortly (it will take a while).

I wanted an easy day in the garden after yesterday but before long I was cutting back, weeding and mulching!

It is cold - really cold! My fingers started going numb doing weeding.

I was delighted to see my Cardiocrinum poking up. It came up last spring but it soon became so buried at the back of the border that I thought it was a gonner. I'll have to clear some space for it this year.

The border shown produced phenomenal growth last year. Viburnum rhytidophyllum, the two paulownias, Sambucus 'Black Lace' and other plants have just shot up. I put it down to the cocoa mulch so am giving it another does this year.

I am always amazed at how bare borders look in late winter - you'd never think I planted anything!

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 February 2012 19:22:26

Enjoy the talk. Looking forward to a journal about it.

Rachel Rachel 01 February 2012 19:27:10

Goodness, Jacinta. I don't put up journals about talks I go to :)

Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 February 2012 19:39:06

Why not! We all might learn something!  :)))))

Myrtle Myrtle 01 February 2012 19:54:32

That should be a nice evening.

fran m fran m 01 February 2012 20:59:35

Yep, I think this will be the coldest night so far. Enjoy the talk.

Rachel Rachel 01 February 2012 23:25:01

There was ice on the roof of the car after the talk and it registered -2 on the way home.

fran m fran m 02 February 2012 08:32:19

Had plans to do some digging, ground frozen solid. Think i'll take it easy and sort some seeds hard things like that. 

I need to collect my tux from the cleaners for tomorrow also ..................  

Jacinta D Jacinta D 02 February 2012 08:33:35

Ha ha

I hope your Tux is fur-lined. It looks like another biting cold day tomorrow for ye. Have a brilliant time. I can't wait for Saturday! 

Rachel Rachel 02 February 2012 09:12:24

Looking forward to Saturday too, Jacinta.

HeadGardener HeadGardener 02 February 2012 23:30:57

I'm amazed you weeded at all with the ground so cold!! hope the talk went well


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