14 October 2011 15:05:34
I bought this eryngium Jade Frost at Birr in May, it was in the plants in waiting area when the dogs desicrated everything was left very tattered looking. Repotted it a while back into a terracotta pot and moved it round to the collection of pots on the terrace as the foilage was looking good now there is a flower stem rising. Will now find a spot for it once all the tidying up is done, feel there's quite a few plants that need to be relocated to show them off a bit more as well as a few that need to be given a serious chop in more ways than one as they're taking over beds to the detriment of other plants.
14 October 2011 14:40:46
Thanks Alison ( Drumanagh) for giving me this little plant at Bill's get together, never realised until recent journals how beautiful the flowers were with this central bell.
14 October 2011 14:35:51
Have been on a tidy up in the garden and on Wednesday was removing the brown stems from one of my lilies discovered they were pushed up in the ground so I lifted them they are massive also removed a big bone so obviously one of the dogs had been doing a bit of burying. This is a tall white and pink stargazer type lily any advice on what's the best way to get new plants would be welcome?
14 October 2011 14:29:14
Roses from cuttings
Was given a rose stem by Perwinkle end of September last year I made about 4 cuttings from it into pots, two rooted and these are the two rose bushes sitting in plants in waiting. Would never have considered trying this before but I'm delighted with the result. Perwinkle can you remember which rose it was I'm sure it was pink?
05 October 2011 00:10:41
Who's been digging in my bed?
The other day I noticed that there was a long hole in the S bed today I discovered that the hole had been extended in a sort of tunnel coming down between the boulders in two different places definitely not Connie or Brady going to take a bit of work to reinstate the soil but need to deter whatever's trying to set up home behind the boulders.
05 October 2011 00:06:04
A while back I wondered about removing these poppies and taking advice I decided to leave them in place. Really glad I did as they are putting up a great display to brighten up these windy autumn days looking out from the kitchen to the terrace bed.
05 October 2011 00:01:40
Ruby Red Clanger
After the disasters of losing my dahlias last year due to being frozen solid in the ground and not really finding any tubers that I really wanted I bought a packet of Clangers mixed dahlia seeds and they were worth sowing although they are a mix of colours and forms. This ruby red beauty is in the terrace bed and after the wind and rain it's still looking good they have also survived without staking these are definitely one I'll grow from seed again might try saving the one's I really like.
02 October 2011 21:39:20
Covent Garden = Perfection
This rose Convent Garden is just so perfect despite the heavy deluges of rain over the last few days. It was one of the first roses I planted here and flowers all summer long certainly earning it's place in the garden not bad for a rose bought from B&Q 3 for £10stg.
02 October 2011 21:28:06
Rudbeckia Goldstrum brightening up a soggy October day
Have had little or no time in the garden since my last journal 10 days ago really had withdrawal symptoms. Last Saturday my lap top decided it needed a little rest and it was Thursday before it was sorted with a new power cable was really feeling lonely not being able to check up on what everyone was up to. Weather on Tuesday fabulous managed to plant some of my bulbs in the shady corner and planted out some plants from waiting into the corner on Wednesday as well, then along came the rain so nothing done through weather and work. Sunday and Monday last were spent making delicious Elderberry and Crabapple jelly and as the weather was pretty miserable I didn't miss out now 10 pots of this ruby red jelly stored in the cupboard. Trying to update my business website so no gardening today which would have been limited as the ground is very soggy after really heavy rain last night again. Took a few photos today there are certainly some plants that have impressed with the lenght of time in flower Ann Folkard geranium, Campanula Elizabeth have been providing colour for months. On the downside discovered a big hole in the south bed with plants rooted out so will have a bit of repair work to do if the weather holds up tomorrow.