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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Big Clear Up

03 March 2010 20:01:18
peony

peony

I continued on with the big clear up today. I decided to start on the hardest bit - the long border. Psychologically, it's always better to have done the hardest bit of a job whereas we always tend to leave that until last.

And I finished it in just 3 hours! Getting the weeding under control last year has really paid off. Now I need to put down some chicken pellets and mulch and I'm laughing.

Lots of casualties but new life emerging too. I noticed peonies, eryngium, lysimachia, chrysanthemum, heleniums, sedum and lots and lots of tulips : )

This evening I sowed my first sweet peas and some arisaema. I also re-potted my amorphophallus and was pleased to notice healthy looking buds.


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Krista Krista 03 March 2010 20:05:20

Lovely picture! Have to get mine it yet. You are busy as always.


Jacinta Jacinta 03 March 2010 20:08:11

Lovely red stems. Busy woman.


knocknakillew knocknakillew 03 March 2010 20:32:52

putting off our cleaning of beds until next week hope the frost has gone by then.


fran m fran m 03 March 2010 20:54:34

Well done Rachel, some really good work been done there. Great seeing the new growth.


chilipepper chilipepper 03 March 2010 21:07:25

More luck to you Rachel, would love to get stuck into the allotment! if only the weather would get a bit milder, although the last 2 days have been a step in the right direction!


Mairin Mairin 03 March 2010 21:17:11

If ever an example of the sunny South-East was needed, the growth on that peony is proof.  Just the tiniest tip on mine. 


Cloncaw Cloncaw 03 March 2010 22:40:19

Your peony is so much further on than mine so must be much milder weather in Wexford than here.


Rachel Rachel 04 March 2010 11:01:56

Thanks, guys. I do feel the better for having done some work. Mairin & Cloncaw, the peonies are not all as advanced as this one. Some aren't even up yet.


unagrant unagrant 04 March 2010 16:32:19

Oh I wish I was in your shoes having achieved so much work.  It always makes you feel so much better.


Lìga Lìga 04 March 2010 21:34:32

Nice picture!I  love peonys,,so far i i have 2 of them,,have to find good place for them.


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