Posted: 29/04/2015 at 16:56
Matty, take good care of yourself, it's always about that first and foremost
Wonky, I think you have done everything you can in the absence of a vet!
My sweet little Burmese Tabitha, Missy, is buried in the garden! After losing one eye, half and ear and coming home with a giant hole in her little chest: something just bit the skin right off. She ran out of lives when I found her in the gutter opposite my house after being knocked over....suffice to say, even the smallest fluffiest cats can be pretty tough unless they fight with a car
Back from my lunch date and plant shopping!!!!! I did go looking to extend upon what I already have, you know to make those wide drifts and sweeps of uniform shape and colour...but it's always the same, they never have the exact cultivar but a similar one or seven?
I did get two more Convolvulus because despite having three before now, I moved one and it died and the other rotted in its pot suddenly, I think they often come single stemmed and the wind caught it maybe. Anyways, those are for my purple and white garden that was desperately lacking a cushion plant in white. ( I have some many flowering spires and hardly any cushions )
I also got three Alpine Phlox for the front of the border, white with a blue eye, that should even up all the surreptitious pink happening in my purple and white garden
For the top garden, I got 3 hardy Geranium Claridge Druce to perk up a dull spot and the middle garden got 3 Verbascum Jackie so I can soften some of the hard colouring of orange and red with apricot.
But my favourite purchase was a Honeysuckle called Lonicera japonica Aureoreticulata with an amazing foliage laced with yellow. I', going to plant it with my yellow rose, in a ferny corner with some box balls and orangy Crocosmia.
Can't wait to see all these things through the coming seasons and I've decided I do need a greenhouse for all the propagating I will be doing to extend and sustain these new plantings in years to come