Wednesday, 3 November 2010
A gift on the door step
Exchange of knowhow by well experienced gardening folk down the local pub - resulted in my gift on the doorstep - two well grown auriculas easy peasy to grow apparently - I have yet to succeed - I bought mine this year from Jersey Plants as plugs - but I was so pleased to receive these beautiful plants and shall carefully look after them.
A lot has been happening during the past two weeks both in the garden and the allotment . Whilst we were away on the Scilly Isles - I bought lots of different plants and bulbs.
Two very large Bella Donna lily bulbs - and a Nerine Lily bought for just a £1 - into a honesty box on our St Marys walk around - these are now all planted up in pots.
Special purchase at the Eden Project Acacia Dealabata has settled in and looking healthy - fingers crossed
Down the allotment the allotment gardener has been tidying up - and has pulled giant beetroot from the plot - albeit to tough to eat! - but great for a guess the weight for charity - at the local pub - interesting project underway at the allotment to produce a scarecrow lookalike - seen at the Eden Project on the Allotments of the World
In the green house Species Streptocarpus Concord and Caulescens are still flowering these are two of my favourites and a Christmas Cacti I think it is pale pink has huge buds waiting to burst open
I have dug my dahlias up and these will be dusted with sulphur when they have dried out - I was so surprised because I set 3 tubers in the Spring - which I bought from the League of Friends at the Hospital - Bishop of Llandaff was the name of the one - a really deep red - and now they have produced all these tubers - of course I dont know which is which!
Just look at the allotment gardeners sweet peas - they are doing really well - trick is to keep them away from the mice - if there are any - hopefully not - but of course if word gets out - who knows!
Primula Johanna bought at the Malvern Show has been put in the cold greenhouse to prevent it damping off - if the weather is to wet - which of course it will be!
The colours of the Acer Palmatum Shaina in the border are such a gorgeous shade and the holly tree is covered in berries - downside is the weeds continue to flourish and leaves are everywhere waiting to be swept up
Finally I have put the gnomes to bed in the greenhouse