Monday, June 16, 2008

Good News!

My Brugmansias are fine! How brilliant is that! I joined ABADS-America Brugmansia and Datura Society and posted pics on there forum and the concensus of opinion is that they are healthy plants its probably the up and down weather temps we have in the UK!!!
Smiling broadly here!!!
I went out this morning and took pics of about 6 of my brugs that have flower buds on, but when I came in they where totally out of focus! I wasn't going out again as it was only 7C quite chilly! So far 6 seeds I bought from Ebay have grown, I shall let them get a bit bigger before potting on.
In the mean time K has been digging her heart out and has cleared all the suckers from the plant in my neighbours garden, that prefers to be in mine and because it is so rampant, we keep digging up my plants to make sure we get all the roots out so my plants never really get going!!!

you can see it the other side of the fence. This is the bags of roots and sukers she dug out

I seem to have a flying chicken in that pic!!!!
Further down she cleared out a plant that had been taking over

so now we or probably I will take the opportunity to paint the fence and even look into getting some, bamboo rhizome barrier then dig down about 2 ft and pop it in. Hopefully then the neighbours plants will remain in her garden. I have plenty of plants to fill the gaps, but today we are going off to the shops to have a browse and a bit of retail therapy.
K's boyfriend is coming for a week tomorrow, so may take the opportunity of using his muscle about the garden! Must remind her to remind him to bring some old trainers and not his white sparkly ones!!!!!!


Maggie said...

Hey, Libby, so glad to hear your plants are ok. :-) Please let me know when your cuttings go up on eBay.

Hugs from sunny Liverpool

Cheryl said...

Hi glad your Brugmansias (I bet I've spelt that wrong) are well and that your are a happy bunny.
Your daughter is great helping so much, you are very fortunate.
What plant is coming in from your neighbours, it sounds an absolute thug.

ChrisJ said...

We had some of those bamboo offerings from our neighbor. We still haven't got it all out. Meantime we also had some nasturtiums spread under her fence too, but I let those live and thrive.

mrsnesbitt said...

Great stuff Libby, they look very healthy to me.
The electric work will take place tomorrow, Wednesday. We have just been out and purchased everything....if you see a picture of me with no hair don't comment! LOL!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a relief Libby! Phew!

That's a lot of roots K has dug out and yep, that chicken sure knows how to fly. ;-)

Allotment Lady said...

Glad to hear that the Brugs are fine after all - this weird weather is affecting my veggies and well as my plants and none of them are wonderful jungle plants like yours

K has really been working her socks off hasn't she, bless her - nice to have some extra muscle to help. Your garden looks so perfect I can't imagine what there is to do next - so I will be waiting patiently to see.

Naturegirl said...

Libby our gardens are always a work in progress..a masterpiece when completed..or is it ever!
I wish you a beautiful day in your garden! hugs NG