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30 March 2011 20:29:35
Busy last couple days,but my garden start look like garden atlast,not like weed field.
Planted today shrubs and little trees what i had all winter in pots.Couple days ago Liam cutted grass,and yesterday gave some feed too.We really thought will be heavy rain.No rain,good for me,only hope that fertilizer will work,because grass look like ...very bad it look.
Oh,yes today i planted my 1th part of living willow hedge(thanks Bill),,ha ,first 120 cm.No picture,because it look funny right now:))
Primroses still flowering,helleborus too,tulips slowly start flowering and daffs too.All garden full with hyacinth's scent.Nice:)
My Aeoniums is couple days in glasshouse now,and one of them look bit sad...hope it will be ok.
Note for my self-plant more Hyacinths for next year.
p.s. something wrong with my computer,i can't see your comments in mail ,like ususaly i did...:(
22 March 2011 22:29:51
Ornithogalum fimbriatum ‘OREANDA’
Oh,can see outside is nice weather.Spring flowers hurry to open them buds.Next today after Sanguinaria,was Ornithogalum fimbriatum ‘OREANDA’,what did open first buds.
Collected by Latvian plant hunter Janis Ruksans,who collected seeds in Oreanda, Crimea. One more fact about J.Ruksans,he have 2th largest colection of Corydalis in the world.
22 March 2011 08:51:20
This is one of my plants what i did watching how do they grow(still do)and could't wait when it come in flower.And yes,yesterday first bud open.
Planted it last year,in shade border.And I'm very happy that i got it,i have Sanguinaria canadensis flore pleno(double flowers)too,but they're still at ground level.
20 March 2011 11:02:57
Peach in flower.
Hi to all!
I think you all enjoy weather and working in your gardens like bit mad:))Or maybe not,just enjoy weather...
Bits from my gardening week:
My new orchids i potted next day after i got them.Repotted some old ones too.
Cutted some big branches,to tide up place beside 'new' flower bed.
Watching how plants is growing...
Weeding,poting,planting..normal gardenig stuf.
Yesterday Rachel come to me to colect her new orchid.It was nice to see her again,,only pitty that one hour is to short time for meeting nice people.Thanks Rachel for seeds(and i said i won't sow anyting this year,there i'm..:))and i promise that i will take the best care what i can,to won't kill Amorphophallus again.
Jacinta,your peach opened first bud yesterday,,,one and half,if want be corect:))
14 March 2011 21:38:02
..when i love my postman:))And this is one of them day's.He brought me today 4 parcels,i respect 2 of them.I was looking at big parcel and guessing,,from where that now.From Eucuador!!!Wow,,,i got my orchids.And Rachels orchid too there.I got my:
Epidendrum 'Michael Riley'
Masdevallia 'Estera Hanson'
What got Rachel???Mh,i won't tell you,it's hers...:))
In parcel fro Thailand was my other new orchid Dendrobium farmerii.
It was very long time on my wish list,and now i got it,,atlast.In 3th parcel was some new rooting hormon,and 4th,,knitting book(oh,so borring:) )
13 March 2011 09:07:55
Mandragora officinalis seedlings.
Last September, Mary(Gracedieu Lass) was so kind and sent me Mandragora officinalis fruit.I put it on windowsil for riping,,but at one stage it start root,and i afraid to lose all what i have toke out seeds and planted them in trays.Put them outside and ...forgot where i put them.This spring was looking everywhere ,didn't find them(next time must look at labels).So ,yesterday working in greenhouse walking pass my pots and trays i saw some new grow there,and for my big surprise,,there they where,,my Mandragora seedlings,from 28 seeds ,what i sowed at 19.10.10 for now i have 12 seedlings ,and look like i will have more.
07 March 2011 19:23:22
Working in glasshouse today and discover,that my Tulipa urumiensis start open first bud,,and it won't be only one for bulb,there will be more.There is nice link about them:
And i saw my first butterfly this year!
05 March 2011 21:22:30
It's still in Johnstown...
It's big or small meeting,no matter,,it always is great to see and meet friends from garden.ie.Some for first time,some not so first.It was brilliant day for me,and thank you all for it!
p.s.i'm sorry that i didn't buy that vanda orchid what i wanted...
But i never thought i will come back with load of plants...thank you all!!!
02 March 2011 22:02:15
Atlast went out and did some sowing,sowed seeds what i got from 'Terra Nova' garden,,thanks Deborah:)Sowed Rachel's(thanks) primulas and Myrtle's(thanks) geranium seeds.Liam put on heat in his 'small glasshouse'and asked me-do you going to sow something like last year???I was bit in shock:))
So next will be some tomatos,cucumbers and annual flowers.
Do not feel really well,so not big exercises in garden last couple days.Poted my dahlias and begonias in pots.
Love this little primrose,i have sowhere white(this is pale yellow) too but not flowering yet.Plant is small,but flowers is really big for it.