Posted: 01/07/2013 at 07:20
Morning everyone! I expect DHC has left the forum by now, but I enjoyed the tour of her garden. I won't go away for 2 weeks in June again - when i came back, I'd missed the best of some of the roses, the paeony was virtually over (although it was only just starting to flower when we left), the herbaceous clematis was sprawling all over the path (should have tied it up before we went) and the whole place was a bit of a jungle. Pink geranium spreading all over everything - I'll have to be vicious with it.
I was amazed by how much the buddlaea had grown! I grew it from a seed some years ago, when I knew even less about gardening than I do now, and it grew too big for its position, so I tried to train it into a tree with a trunk. I took the straightest branch and fastened it to a stake, cut off everything else and only allowed foliage to grow at the top of the vertical branch. When I left, 2 weeks ago, it had a short fuzz growing rather hideously from there. Now, there is quite a lot, developing into new, longish branches of a taller, slimmer tree - and I think I have got away with it. I'm glad, because I hate killing plants, and that would have had to be my next move. (That must be why I have so many weeds!)
The weather is better than yesterday, so maybe I'll get that clematis tied up. I used to have it trailing from a pot on a wall, and it looked great. Maybe I'll put it back into a pot at the end of the season.
Well, end of epistle. Hope everyone has a good day!