Open Garden Day
Sunday:the village church organises an open garden day every two years with a scarecrow competition and teas in the village hall. I always enter the scarecrow comp, parking them outside my local pub but never went around the gardens as I would have been depressed,not having a garden of my own.
This year I have a brand new garden ….and a new job that involves weekend work. Scarecrow a winner but no time to look at the gardens for inspiration (and sheer nosey-ness) , not happy! Especially as it was that rare thing here up north …a dry day!
Saturday: bought a poorly rose (‘fool’ I hear you cry ‘never buy a sick plant’) but with a ticket price of £17 the chance to have it half price was too much to resist as stocking a garden from scratch is either slow and cheaper (seeds and begged cuttings) or faster and very expensive, So I am trying to steer a middle path, using economies to justify the odd splurge here and there. This rose is an economy….unless I have to spend a fortune curing it! If it survives I will have a fabulous, apricot, scented rose, Crown Princess Margareta.
Talking of slow and cheaper I am having a go at growing a lovely deep purple hellebore from seed, involving months of alternating warm and cold spells before there is any chance of germination, what hubby will say when a seed tray migrates into our fridge for 3 months I dread to think ….. dare I make room for it by removing his beer???? I can always use that in my slug traps!
- 2 Jul, 2012
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