Posted: 09/04/2017 at 14:47
Yesterday I discovered just how long hosta roots can be. The Naegato that put up the fight was in a 50cms deep pot and its roots had hit the bottom, curled round the crocks and come half way back up again. I was given alchemilla mollis right at the start of planting up the Belgian garden, along with valerian. I spent the next 18 years pulling them up and a flower arranger friend was horrified when I cut off all its blooms just as they opened. I can't stand that acid yellow/green. That same friend then gave me a dwarf alchemilla. Fortunately it didn't like my garden.
I have been to a plant fair with Possum, just down the road in Angles. The first things we saw were an alpaca with two babies then 2 small, hairy pigs, 2 enormous rabbits, black faced sheep with lambs and a donkey and a calf. Some project about eco-pastures. I did wonder what neighbour Luc would make of alpacas in our paddock.......
Then on to the serious stuff. Came home with a honey bee tree (tetradium danielii hupehensis) which is new to me but supposedly provides lots of blossom for bees; some rhubarb, several kinds of toms including a blue one, strawberry mint, dill, tarragon, oregano, potimarron, 3 potentillas, a penstemon and a catmint to drive the kittens wild.
Now to pot most of them on and do a bit of sunbathing. If I'm lucky, there are 2 honey bee trees in the pot and not just a low multi stem.
Why do you need 64 AMs Dove? Seems a bit excessive.