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Elizabeth7's Journal March 2017

Last Post 240 days 12 hours ago

Succulents and trough.

23 March 2017 13:57:06

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Just to show a couple of broken pots in which I have planted some of my growing succulent collection.

I need a new trough for others. So having made several hpertufa troughs over the years I decided to try something new. I collected very thin stones on the beach and am gluing them to the polystyrene fish box. Using horticultural grit for grout. I have (beach) green and  some blue glass that I will incorporate too. Hope the glue is water proof as claimed!! I have run out of suitable stones so will have to visit the beach soon, takes a long time to find the ones I want.

What I learned today.

15 March 2017 15:36:39

Hedge cut

14 March 2017 10:33:41

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Yesterday the hedge cutter came to cut back the ditch in an adjoining field. This ditch had grown so high that I was unable to see down to the water. I have to grab a window of opportunity to get the big machine in as it has to traverse two fields to reach the ditch. So at present there is no crop so with permission of the Farmer the deed was done and I am delighted.

Dark Rosaleen is coming into it's own so easy to divide and make a big clump

If I was Minister of Gardening I would ban the sale of gardening hand tools like trowels unless the handles were painted in a bright colour!! I spend so long searching for my trowel and still unable to find the one I used yesterday.

Mukedenia peeping out from beneath a Feverfew, it seems to be a very shy plant.

Pride and Fall !!

09 March 2017 12:07:02

Phormiums looking for a home.

07 March 2017 16:30:55

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I have 4 big Phormiums to give away if someone will come and dig them out. These are the same but I have another big reddish one to go as well.. Also someone can dig out a lump of a big Astelia if they wish. I have put photos up on the National facebook site.

So wet and horrid here for so long gardening is just not possible.

A few photos to bring a bit of cheer. Camellias Brushfield yellow and Anticipation.

An amazing Marigold that has been flowering since last spring. Wish I knew the name. tried to grow it from seed but no luck.

Looking down on Hellebore Magnetic blue

 

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