Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:20
Another lovely week for gardening lies ahead. Today I shall pot up my three new alpines from their 1 litre plastic pots into pretty terracotta half pans and also the dwarf alpine heuchera which I bought in a 9cm pot. They shall have pride of place in the potager on the table in the centre where I put my coffee flask when I am working there. We decided the amelanchier trees on offer were too big to go in the car and did not buy one which is a blessing as the freebie one i thought was dead is anything but. it has leaves and flowers coming and is twice the size it was last year. I will get a pic when its buds open. Its berries are loved by the birds and me as they are very sweet. As I have quite a few bags of good compost now I will fill my four oblong woven baskets I bought last year with bulbs and compost to fill them and used all summer for gazanias with fresh compost and plant up afresh. Most of my gazanias are huge plants now having come unscathed through the winter so will plant them in the borders, big clumps of them where they get full sun.