Greetings! I have more or less finished the decorating, of the first room anyway, so I shall be free to garden for most of the weekend. I have lots to do, including converting my raised beds into, er, not raised beds. Raised beds are great if you have difficult soil or for access, but mine are really just for decoration. I will end up with a bigger veg plot, in theory, and there should be less places for slugs to hide.
1 – Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’. This has looked great for a few weeks. I have several clumps now from plants grown from root cuttings of the original. I’ll leave that till next week, I thought, several weeks in a row. Of course now there is only one flower left.
2 – Violas, oodles of ’em. I bought 5 trays of 30, all £2.50 a tray off the pity bench. I’m almost as excited about the sturdy looking module trays as I am about the plants. My plan is to top each of the tulip pots with a few of these.
3 – Begonia ‘Angel Blush’, leaf cuttings. A lovely plant for a shady border and hardy to boot, allegedly. I took leaf cuttings a few months ago and they seem to be doing well. I’m hoping that two or three of them will survive the winter, I’m aiming to grow on and perhaps plant out in the shady border later in 2021.
4 – Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’. Would it surprise you to know I now have several of these, grown from cuttings? Thought not.
5 – Clematis ‘Mme Julia Correvon’. Like Bill McKenzie the other week, this clematis flowers its socks off in the summer but for some reason it is having a little late spurt. How nice. I’m only now noticing the bindweed! How embarrassing….
6 – Rose ‘The Pilgrim’. Continuing the theme of late spurts, The Pilgrim here is having a go. I think I will have several flowers before the frosts. This plant has gone bananas over the summer, putting on metres of new growth. I put this down in part to a second year of regular feeding, but also to regular watering. I mean, I’m not sure, but it’s almost like watering plants regularly makes them grow more! I should write to the RHS.
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