Sunday, 27 October 2013

Sunday 27th

Well they promised rain and boy is it raining, good thing I did a few jobs early.
I have been splitting some of the perennials and bagging them for our daughter Jackie's new garden.
This heavy rain will finish off my Fuchsia, they have really done so well.
The baskets of Petunia finished last week, must not complain they have been excellent, flowering none stop since end of May.
We have transferred the Rhody in that large pot from the front garden to the back Patio, it was being blown over with the recent strong winds, it is now rather large, hopefully it will be okay in its new place, also now in a larger stone pot, we can but hope. No use putting it into the ground as we are on Alkaline soil here.
I am well under way with dividing the perennials though it looks like it will be a while before I can carry on if the weather forecast  is correct.
The seedlings in the greenhouse are ready for larger pots, quite amazed how good they are.
I still have a few, very few berries on the Cotoneaster and Pyracantha, the birds are having their usual field day.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Well thats the hard work done, the greenhouse and staging are now all pristine, the bubble wrap has also been washed in Jeyes fluid and put up, so we will be off to a good start.
Delighted that the seeds I took from the Pinks have germinated so freely, I have transplanted them into trays and will keep in the greenhouse until spring, as these were a compact a variety should make good edging.
This last two weeks my neighbour at the back has the most terrific display of Pampas Grass, the fronds have never been so large and feathery, must have loved the hot dry summer. Think we have a better view of them than they do, they must be over 8 feet tall, a great sight from our lounge.
The Cotoneaster and Pyracantha are in full berry, wonder how long it will be before the birds strip them!!
The Dalias are going strong and will last well into Autumn. Hate this time when we are trimming back the shrubs, makes me think of winter. The Hosta are flowering for the second time.