I started doing a little weeding, then pulling out old grass from the deschampia. I thought that would be good for the bug hotel I have been intending to make. As the little b*88er broke up two of my pallets last year, I have made a smaller one. I have rummaged in neighbours bins for pop bottles to cut down and stuff with corrugated cardboard for lacewings.
I need chocolate.
and a little wine.
This might sound daft. Some plants in my garden are more advanced than usual for this time of year. The growth is a bit soft. A sharp frost has damaged some some growth. I am hoping it will outgrow it, but it has knocked the plants back.
Could it possibly be that?. I know they are hardy plants, but soft growth gets damaged by frost.
Yes. I will be pruning my penstemons that flowered last year down to about six inches and use the prunings for cuttings. If it is a rooted cutting, pinch the top out to make it branch.
Good morning everyone. Sunny here but it looks like it has rained overnight.
Kef, do you wear the gold hot pants under the tutu?
Its all about space. The greenhouse is full. I turf things out of the polytunnel to make room for stuff. The old raspberry patch has to be be dug up to make room for aquilegia seedlings. So many things to do.., so little time.
You could start an elderflower champagne factory!!
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I think it's too early for cherry. Cherry plum (myrobalan) or Damson possibly. They are both in flower here in the east midlands.
Ferns would do well. Any Dryopteris will cope with a bit of neglect. No flowers though.
A camellia would cope in a pot of ericaceous compost,but to get decent flowers you will have to remember to water it and not let it dry out.