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Easy days..


By usernut


I thought i’d be sitting down in the back garden relaxing this week as i,m on holiday from work and the weather is great…..
I did attempt to sit down but then noticed something in the garden that needed done right away…. then something else… then… you get the idea.
So any relaxing now doesn’t happen till the sun goes down.
But on the plus side, working in the garden at this time when almost everything is in full bloom is great.
I can see the results of the work I did months earlier, see the things that have turned out better than I hoped, and see what mistakes I made that will make the garden better for next year.
Like my Anemone de caen bulbs… the label on the pack only gave minimum instructions and an inch size picture, so I planted the bulbs in a hanging basket.
the flowers are growing to about 12inches, lovely flowers but the completely wrong place for them.
Not sure if they die after this or if I can move them from the pot to a bed for next year?
Made another raised trough against a side fence, without a base so any roots can spread into the soil below and put clematis rhapsody ( a group 2) and a good sized solanum in it.
My other three clematis are coming on great… c. Dorothy walton has climbed the trellis and reaches the top of the shed. c. Dr Rupple is growing up one side of my homemade arch in a single stem but c. The President is growing up the other side and has now five or six good stems, some growing flower heads.
I,m sitting here in the garden now and i,ve just had an idea as I look at Dorothy walton so better go….

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That's one of the drawbacks of sitting down in sight of work potential. It will inevitably force you to stand up again. No rest!
At least you CAN see things that need doing, and isn't it so satisfying when you've done them?
Never a dull moment when you're a gardener... LoL

4 Jul, 2009


P.S. Somebody asked a question today about Anemones. See if you can find it.

4 Jul, 2009


found it cheers, maybe I can replant them, will watch the question.

4 Jul, 2009


I just put a question on GoY about Anemone de Caen this morning. I was told to leave them in the ground all winter but to remember where I planted them incase they got dug up.

4 Jul, 2009


LOL. now i've read the above comments. :o)

4 Jul, 2009


I think we're all the same when we get to sit in the garden. That's when you spot things that need doing 'instantly'. A bit like spotting a cobweb indoors when sitting in the armchair. That doesn't get the 'instant' treatment though, more like the 'instantly forgotten' treatment!

5 Jul, 2009

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