Saturday, 14 June 2014

Saturday 14th June

Arum Lily- Spectrum Mixed.
This is an advance part of my birthday present, and yes from a car boot, scott is the original car boot kid, comes home with some amazing things.
These are from a chaps stall who Scott has had some great plants from for me. The only problem as in the past there are no labels, good thing I knew what they were. Looked them up and there are only half hardy, need a dry frost free place in the winter, so can't put them in the garden by my white Arum Lily. They are a great addition to the garden. I love the speckled leaf.
The White Arum Lillies are looking even better as the red Asiatic Lillies along side them are just open.
Every where is looking great, I love this time of year.
Just sown the Dwarf Alstroemeria seeds he also got for me, plus some Chive seeds. For some reason my  Chives have lost their onion bit, they were growing like mad but no flavour so they have gone to the green bin, I shall start over with the new ones.
The Common White Fuschia cuttings I took a couple of weeks ago have taken very well I'm delighted to say.
I have repotted and taken so many things and taken so any cuttings that I am running out of space, would be lost without my potting bench by the greenhouse. At this rate I shall need a bigger garden!!

Monday, 9 June 2014

8th June

Every thing is now looking good, amongst others the Foxglove and Alstroemeria are in full flower and looking great. Have decided that the Foxglove will have to be moved from the tub into the garden at the back end, the ones in the front garden are far larger, so think maybe the ones in the tub are outgrowing the space.
All the cuttings are good. Funny if you don't want something like Sycamore trees, they seed like mad. At the back of a Hardy Fuschia  bush I found one about 18 inches high and a really bushy strong little tree, shame it had to go in the green bin, but do not know anyone who would have it.
The Fruit trees are full of fruit, lets hope in the June drop we get off lightly.
Don't remember if I mentioned the Quince for the first time in 7 or 8 years it is actually in fruit, surprise surprise.
Have had to resort to Slug pellets around the Hosta, can't have the little blighters spoiling them.
The triple basket stand at the end of the garden is now in flower and well worth the effort. This is the first time I have not had Fuschia in them but felt a change was needed.
The White Arum Lilies are splendid this year, there are 12 flowers open at the moment, must be all the rain.

I have ordered some Dwarf Alstroemeria seeds, rather Scott has, so will soon have plenty, much less work than than annuals, but still giving lots of colour.