Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:09
Hello to all ... enjoying this thread!
Busybee, just to "get your goat" I have to report that I managed to grow a dozen or so blue meconopsis sheldonii which are now nice sized plants and will be going in the border in a couple of weeks. Didn't do anything special ... just collected seed from one of my existing plants and sowed fresh. They came up quite quickly and have spent the winter in a coldframe.
Oh ... and I managed to get a record crop of honey from my bees last summer (500 lbs). Fingers crossed that we get another good summer.
But .. I am totally envious of anyone with half decent soil! I have to seriously improve mine with copious amounts of compost / manure before I can plant anything. Digging a hole for a shrub requires a pickaxe. Still, good exercise!