Iv'e caught something nasty!!!
It was raining so hard this morning when I went for my wander round the garden that I had to take my Brolly!
Anyway, after a while it calmed down and Wizzy and I enjoyed our walk round and started to dead head the pela pelora plegor (geraniums) lol in one of the tubs at the back of the house that is home to my lovely clematis. I dont know the name but its the big single dark purple one that is so popular everybody has one ! and there it was all sad and forlorn and BLACK in places – its got the dreaded clematis wilt!!! I have been out all day so first thing in the morning I am going out with some nice shiny scissors to chop it down and see if it can send up some new shoots that are healthy before the winter comes. The poor thing has worked so hard in this little summer and produced some lovely flowers for me, i have been so excited each day to go and see how many new ones have opened that I was really upset when I spotted this. My poor little clematis.
On a cheerier note, yesterday and today – even though it rained a lot (understatement) the day lillies bore flowers, remember that everything in my garden is brand new and has never had flowers before! Also my daliahs are flowering and the first one (i have taken a photo, to put on here tomorrow) is a gorgeous deep deep red, almost blood red, its gorgeous. I dont seem to have lost anythng else due to the damp and possibly mis-planting, wrong sun, wrong light, wrong moisture etc but I do want to move two of my dicentra (is that right) one is an alba and they are both in too much light and not doing nearly as well as others that are in more shady positions. They are my jobs for tomorrow! Who wants to do housework when there are such lovely things to do outside!! Winter is for housework lol.
Ill put some photos on tomorrow. Hope this makes sense because I have had two phone calls and a visitor while I have been writing it and it is too late to mess with it now, so I’m going to hit SEND lol.
- 20 Aug, 2008
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