Thursday, 31 May 2007

A BETTER DAY

It's been so lovely today to have blue skies, warmth and sunshine...OK there was one heavy downpour this morning but this afternoon more than made up for it...When I was in Bury St Edmunds yesterday some of the plants from the Abbey Gardens were being cleared to make way for the summer bedding...for just a few pence I got this bag of 6 Silene (dioica I think)...I've chopped them back, tidied them up and shall look forward to having a piece of the Abbey Gardens in our humble Great Cornard garden.
I've now managed to get some more of the seedlings and cuttings into various pots; ready for a good Summer show.....there are various kinds of fuchsia (trailing and upward facing), verbena, lobelia, trailing geranium, petunia, bidens, ...all sorts of bits and pieces have been popped in.

The Pitcher Plants ( Sarracenia) I've potted up and put near the pond for the Summer; the leaves were going very crisp indoors and I'm hoping the humidity around the pond will help.
They may not look much yet but the Hestia bean plants (minus the ones caught by the frost) have now been put into a container......a few lettuce seedlings acting as a catch crop....way behind compared to when we've done climbers in the past but hopefully this dwarf variety will soon start bulking up...not sure whether to put some pea sticks in or just let them do their own thing...............
The rest of the lettuce seedlings have now been "troughed" up and hopefully by the time the Little Gems have all been eaten I'll have some tasty Webbs and Red Leaf Curled leaves to replace them.
I've still got quite a variety of "bits and pieces" that can go into the odd space or pot but I'm keeping them in reserve just in case those weather beaten annual poppies don't pick up.
I hope Mother Nature is being kind to you all....I've been reading on Danielle's blog about the terrible drought conditions in S. Florida and I know many other parts of the world have similar problems......and there's me complaining about rain!!!

5 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

You have been very busy with potting up all those plants.It's looking good!

We have sunshine and showers too at the moment which is perfect growing weather for many plants. It is really starting to look like summer, isn't it?

Have a nice weekend!

CG said...

You've been so busy!! I hope to get out in the garden today!

Gledwood said...

BUT! We had a drought last year or 2 years ago remember the constand hosepipe bans ... maybe you didn't get them! Though I'd think you did as it's fairly flat where you are (I mean no big lakes/mountains)...

Brisbane in Queensland Aus is also in terrible drought i spoke to someone (by comment) last night

Gledwood said...

O! You know I met Merle totally at random ... it still shocks me what a small world it is

RUTH said...

Oh I remember the hose pipe bans only too well. We got away with it last year though many districts around us had them.

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