I though I would be very organised, especially as spring appears to be round the corner, and write a list of all the jobs that need doing in the garden....
not in any particular order
Move one foxglove tree Paint Coal Bunker lids and gate Take down trellis behind baytree and arch Put up new arch for Blackberry Paint Rabbit hutch (where cats like to sit) Paint table and chairs in Potager Cut lower branches off Rocket Tree Plant other Box plants round Potager Repot or plant eucalyptus Dig over veg bed 1, 2 & 4 Plant 150 bulbs I have Make & fix wooden kick boards around chicken run (should stop them kicking out all the bark) Dig out dead Smoke tree Put new weed membrane down Far side of Bed 4 & Gravel Sort out bottom of Garden:- Decide what to plant round bottom patio Decide what to do with stone river bed bit Resite pond pump box and hide Major sort out of bottom flower bed Serious tidy up round Greenhouses Sort out waterbutts round greenhouses Dig out stumps outside big greenhouse and decide what to do with that area? Sort out shed contents Do something with compost bins Dig out raspberry canes & give to neighbour Plant Trachycarpus Plant Cordylines Consider whether to buy more gravel or slabs Plant veggie seeds Get more staging for greenhouse
Front Garden Clear leaves Replant clematis Find new home for Minature hop Plan & Plant up summer window box
I wish I hadn't as its just getting longer and longer!!!!
I have also been to Wilkinsons, my favourite shop and acquired some more tree ferns.
At a garden centre near by (not my usual one) I also acquired another Caster Oil plant,
at the bargain price of £5.99. I expect your wondering why I should duplicate my plants, well....................... after much deliberation I have decided that this year my front garden should reflect my tropical garden. Now both the Castor Oil and the Tree Ferns grow well on the shady side of the house (its north facing)and by the time its warm enough for them to be round there, the caster oil should be quite large. The Tree Fern (Dicksonia Robusta)is slow growing but is still of a size I can lift back through to over winter it>
I have planted today the seeds of this plant Ricinus New Zealand Purple (Caster Oil Plant) its an annual and provided they all come through I may pop one out the front.If you remember I grew a couple last year and the foliage is pretty spectacular!
My really, really naughty buy (please don't tell hubby)is this a double Brugmansia, I know I have loads already, but the worst of it is I bought 2 and they are white! (he goes mad when I buy white flowered plants) They are potted up and will be brought on with the view to grow them as standards and have one either side of the front door!!!
Awhile back I purchased the seeds of the Hardy Tapioca (Manihot Grahamii)
these I planted today also. Apparently although easily germinated they more often than not get to the 2 leaf stage and keel over. So I have planted 8 out of the 32 seeds I have, six have gone into a heated propagator and 2 are just covered and in the heated greenhouse. By the way if I am successful this could be a nice little earner!!!!!!!!! I will keep you posted!
I am a stay at home mum, due to a daughter with Neurological Diversity! I am too busy to get bored and how people fit in work I'll never know! I craft, sewing, knitting and anything else that takes my fancy. I garden and have dug up part of my garden for veg patches! I now have two greenhouses both heated! Plus a new jungle bed which I started 2007! This has really captured my imagination to the extent that I now own 30 Brugmansia Bushes/Trees and many other beautiful Exotic Plants, so join me and see what mischief I get up to whilst home alone!!!
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells And run my stick along the public railings And make up for the sobriety of my youth. I shall go out in my slippers in the rain And pick the flowers in other people's gardens And learn to spit. You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat And eat three pounds of sausages at a go Or only bread and pickle for a week And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes. But now we must have clothes that keep us dry And pay our rent and not swear in the street And set a good example for the children. We must have friends to dinner and read the papers. But maybe I ought to practice a little now? So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple. by Jenny Joseph found here http://www.tonya.me.uk/fun/warning.asp