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2014

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 15:57

oh dear, not enough takers for the Garden Writing Course so it has been postponed till the spring!  Looks like it will be taking more plants in out of the cold day on Saturday then.

2014

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 15:11

My parcel from Mr. Fothergill arrived at 1.30 and by 2.30 my ten Pea Meteor plants were watered and planted and staked.  It was a glorious job.  The bees were buzzing among my late sown annuals in the same bed; the smell from the Alyssum was delightful; my plants looked perfect and showed no sign of having been near a postvan.  So I rewarded myself with a corncob straight of the plant - really sweet and juicy while i took photos and then ran for the kitchen as it suddenly got cold and dark and I saw the huge black raincloud approaching.  Gardening certainly keeps you fit.

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2014

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:40

Got hollyhocks and echinacea pricked out yesterday in the conservatory and plan to prick out poppies today and perhaps aubrieta.  That will just leave the aquilegia and the solitary lavender to do tomorrow.  Our October parcel for the Nation of Gardeners Trial for Mr. Fothergill is in the post so may come today.  One year since we started and it is still very interesting and useful.  We all have different obstacles to tackle - mine is my great age, the teenager his lack of experience, the new mother where to put the now very active baby , northern climate, busy schedules workwise, accidents to body parts,lack of space for all the tasks,  - the list goes on and the solutions too.  Someone should write a book about it.

2014

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:05

I have just googled it and it is called Solandra maxima, common name Chalice Vine.

2014

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:00

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 I am preparing a powerpoint presentation about my Golden jubilee Year and this is the picture I took 30 years ago in Nairobi which i think illustrates what a wonderful year it has been gardenwise.  It is a climber with flowers as big as dinner plates that had scrambled up four stories of our hotel to the roof.  It was very golden indeed.

2014

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 11:13

GWRS. memorial garden sounds special - a lovely place for people to meet and remember.  I am sure it will have a seat to sit and chat on.

2014

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 09:28

Good to hear from you, Verdun.  I will be at the Bot. Garden on Saturday next for a Writing Course but it is closed to the public on Saturdays now.  Open Sunday to Friday inc.  

2014

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 08:42

So chilly this morning and the garden is very damp with quite a few puddles.  Quite calm at the moment but forecast for today sys windy and risk of thunderstorms and the showers may be heavy so must get out now and bring a few more tender subjects into the conservatory plus 9cm pots and trays to put them in for the perennials needing potted on.  That is one job I can do indoors.I am looking forward to the writing about gardening day school at the Bot. Garden on Saturday coming.  I do hope it is a bit warmer then.

Aeonium Zwartkop

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 16:25

A bit nippy in the front garden this morning so I took pity on my aoniums and brought the in to the conservatory for the winter.  I started with one little cutting about six years ago.

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2014

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 14:37

My platycodons are still flowering beautifully and I just love the pentagon that is their bud, here on the left.

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