10 January 2012 11:39:53
Araucaria heterophylla, Norfolk pine
It has been said many times but Sunday was a great day for garden.iers, followed by a great day for gardening yesterday. I spent the morning outside and planted my purchases from Johnstown. I got an Azara microphylla which I have been after for a while as it is supposed to have lovely scented winter flowers. I also got a Norfolk pine for indoors (related to the monkey puzzle), Leucanthemum 'Broadway lights' as seen in Liga's garden, Euphorbia myrsinites and a little living stone plant, Lithops, for my little companion Cathal. I got some great books, thank you to Rachel, Margaret and Conrad and to Jacinta for the mags. And the seeds from the seed boxes that were doing the rounds will keep me busy - what a great idea that was.
Rachel's idea of a gardening book library is also I think a great one as I'm sure people have books they would like to hold on to but don't mind lending out for a while and others might have some they would like to donate. Maybe it is one we should think about. It might be an organisational and logistical nightmare, but it might be worth it and it has been proved there are great organisers among us!
I don't know how good my librarian skills would be but I'd be happy to put them to the test if required!
05 January 2012 15:14:03
A very Happy New year to all Garden.iers! One of my new year resolutions is to keep more up to date with the goings on here as over the last few months it has been very difficult. Not least because now that I have such a tiny garden I have been suffering with a serious lack of motivation over the last couple of months. But I now have a renewed burst of energy and have been scheming and planning and can't wait to get going again. I'm also looking forward to meeting everyone on the 8th.
I just had to put up a photo of the present my sister gave me for Christmas. A coordinated seat, gloves and kneeling mat with gardening tools and a compartment for some cucumber sandwiches. I love it but I'm just wondering what they will make of it up at the allotments. I already stand out with my pink polka dot wellies. I wouldn't want them thinking I was posh or anything!