Posted: 30/04/2017 at 10:32
Good morning. It's blustery here and cloudy but none of the promised rain so I've been out to water all the treasures. When we signed for the house last July we came to inspect and measure and take photos of what there was and I found one lowly clematis stem, 4" high, struggling in a load of weeds in a walled bed. Weeded, fed, watered coiously and by the time we returned to start painting and strimming in August it had 3 stems and had grown a foot/30cms. This morning it is big enough to need tying in and is on the verge of flowering. So exciting.
Meanwhile, all my clems I brought or have bought are desperate to be planted out. Silver Moon is full of gorgeous flowers, much earlier than in Belgium. Gotta love a clematis. Hostas doing well too in their new bed too.
OH is playing golf and I might pop out to a wee plant fair in a village about 20kms away. Do you think if I put some washing out on the whirlygig it will rain? Or maybe leave the sprinkler on the future rose and clem bed?
Roast chuck for us too Dove but no lemon meringue pie. Maybe fresh mangoes.
Hosta - love you fluffy goslings and your hostas.
FG - hope you find a suitable hill. Saw the meteorite prog and enjoyed it.
Wonky - good haul and well done for planting so soon.
Pat - do you not have a May Day public holiday tomorrow?
Hi to everyone. Enjoy your day. No play dough here but maybe mud pies with plants later.