Posted: 06/10/2016 at 08:47
I keep my echevarias and cactus and other succulent plants in the house Joyce and put them out in the garden in the summer. That way I enjoy them all the year round, but then I have a large bungalow with lots of deep windowsills to put them on so they have the benefit of lots of light and warmth of the house too. It is cloudier today in Bristol but forecast to be dry again so i am hoping to get as much gardening done as I did yesterday and of course it is Thursday so the green wheeliebin will be emptied tomorrow and I can have another tidy up. I am uncovering a little bit of the terrace every day and have piles of ivy to dispose of now. Also every day I bring three tender plants into the conservatory or to the lee of the house if they are too big for me to lift up the step. One windowsill of plants gets watered every day as well. I have so much work to do I can only cope by giving myself daily jobs. Luckily there are lots of them so variety is the spice of life that keeps me going. When November comes I will be planting hundreds of tulips. So far I have bags of Beauty of Spring,Golden Artist, Queen of Night,Dreamland, Cape Cod,Spring Green, Greenland, and Carnival de Nice waiting to be planted in pots. I also have last years' bulbs which I dried off to plant out in the garden.