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By leone


First frost this morning, so must think about getting the geraniums in and replacing them in their pots with spring bulbs. Most of the begonias are inside now, although some are still flowering outside, and the dahlias continue to flower prolifically, as do the sweet peas which I cut daily. Violas are in the hanging baskets, and I am trying winter panises this year. Prefer single colours rather than mixed, but the white Christmas roses will flower just as soon as I can remove the other plants which still stand above them. Split my elderly Hoya Carnosa today, and anyone who wants leaves to strike their own cuttings should contact me as I am loath to chuck them in the garden bin. Also repotted the elderly orchid, which I inherited from our post boy when he retired in his 80s in the early1980s, and which sits in the garden during the summer and flowers inside from November through to March – twice this year. My olives, in pots, flowered well this year, and I have loads of black olives the size of coriander seeds; must bring them into the back hallway, which has light through the glazed back door, very soon. Nothing from the two grape vines, so will try relocation next year. Still nothing from the kiwi, so it must be a bloke or gay!

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I have been busy nipping about getting geraniums etc into the greenhouse ready for the forcast frost tonight. what's the betting we don't get one. !!!

12 Oct, 2009


A busy, gardening day for then's very satisfying to get a lot done. Your kiwi could just be resting...or sulking! Especially now you've hinted it might be gay! Lol!

12 Oct, 2009

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