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By bernieh


Had a fantastic weekend – worked in the garden most of the weekend after not being able to do anything for two months now!

Yesterday I finally got to plant up the downstairs garden bed – still more to do there but I was so glad to get started.

Today I got stuck into the ferns that had taken over the greenhouse. Pulled out most of the ones that had crept right up the edging blocks and had started spreading across the tiles. Now looking much better.

That’s the pile of discarded ferns and iris plants building up.

After clearing out ferns and lillies, I actually found some things in the greenhouse that I had forgotten were there. I found my bromeliad again and it’s had babies.

I found a pentas I’d forgotten about.

I could finally give all the begonias in hanging pots a good haircut.

Then I gave all the happy plants (draceana massangeana fragrans) a good tidy-up and, well I think they look even happier now!

Then I re-planted the native violet and lobelia that was taking over the greenhouse pathway. I moved them to a section of the courtyard garden that’s under the pergola – they will add some much needed colour to that spot.

Added some to the possum planter as well.

I could then get down to the other end of the greenhouse to do some potting up.

Potted up the belladonna lillies.

Potted up some portulaca cuttings taken from last year’s plants.

And potted up some cuttings taken from the New Guinea balsam – unfortunately the parent plants that were in the greenhouse had perished so am hoping all these do well.

Then I potted the cuttings from my favourite cordyline.

Finally I was able to plant the russelia, the hemigraphis, the scutteleria

and my gardenia at last!

What a great weekend – did I say that already! Anyway I feel I achieved a fair bit and looking forward to next weekend!

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It looks great Your garden is lovely

1 Mar, 2009


I like the tiled paths and brick edging in your garden.
Lovely containers. Super plants.
Well done on a good weekend's work :o)

1 Mar, 2009


Loooking Goood! Wow you did do a lot. Did you have to get out the pain pills after all that? : )

1 Mar, 2009


I love your tiled path! Your garden is looking amazing, it's fun to see what will grow on the other side of the world, very tropical.

1 Mar, 2009


Glad you were able to do something after such a long time. You've achieved a lot.

1 Mar, 2009


Great photo,s and lovely blog......

1 Mar, 2009


Your weather and choice of plants is very tempting. I might have to think seriously about emigrating.

1 Mar, 2009


Can I come with you, Trees? lol.

What a lot of 'different' plants! Lovely to see them. Well done for all your hard work!

1 Mar, 2009


envy is a sin but i will be a sinner when you have plants growing like this. what a fantastic weekends work.

1 Mar, 2009


Thanks all for your lovley comments - it was a weekend's work that was well worth it!

2 Mar, 2009


I'm impressed you can do sooooooooooo much in a weekend !

4 Mar, 2009


Lovely blog. Great photos. I think the ferns look great!

5 Mar, 2009


Those ferns look lovely - so fresh-looking! The tiled path is great too. A good day's work, I think!

7 Mar, 2009


I have fallen in love with your ferns too! They look wonderful. I have done absolutely no work, preferring to browse your photos instead!

6 Apr, 2009

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