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  • Photo-upload-430899?1431885493
    16 May 2015
    Still a bit too cold round here to put out my plants from the Garden Room for the summer, but I have started preparing them and today put together two pots of pelargoniums ready to harden off. These both contain plants that I have over-wintered i...

    Terrace garden , Zonal geranium Transplanted, and Geranium Transplanted

    Scattered Clouds 11°C / 52°F
  • Photo-upload-430915?1431896901
    17 May 2015
    I went for a hike in the woods and came upon this creature. Anyone know what it is? Found in joliet, IL. Zone 5.

    Mostly Cloudy 28°C / 82°F
  • Photo-upload-430933?1431909714
    17 May 2015
    I didn’t get out into the garden until late afternoon after going to buy Zucchini and Eggplant seeds and some nylon string to tie up the trellises. Unfortunately there was a choice of neon pink, neon orange or white – I guess neon gree...

    Ladies Bed Straw Blooming, Siberian Bugloss 'Jack Frost' Blooming, Seasonal Container g...

    Mostly Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-430452?1431432060
    15 May 2015
    Unfortunately I snapped the main stem as I picked it up so I’m not sure if it’s going to survive or not.I buried the snap below to soil in an attempt to give it some support so…. fingers crossed Update 21st May – So far so...

    Squash (Winter) 'Turks Turban' Planting Out and Allotment garden

  • Photo-upload-431040?1432080064
    18 May 2015
    Main pic: The second of the Touchstone supreme mix plants to bloom – I love it, thanks Motherhen. 2) Just managed to capture this Meconpopsis before the gusts whipped the petals away. 3) Antirrhinum ‘Orange Glow’ I grew from se...

    Aquilegia McKana Blooming, Bearded Iris Blooming, Antirrhinum 'Orange Glow' Blooming, M...

    Storms 4°C / 39°F
  • Photo-upload-431098?1432147575
    20 May 2015
    To my great surprise, a tiny Aquilegia in Boat, I do hope it thrives. Planted two containers i.e. plastic sacks, containing a mix of the bought soil, compost and chicken compost, one with Eggplant ‘Violetta Lunga di Napoli’ and the oth...

    Dwarf Aquilegia canadensis Blooming and Shrubby Beard-Tongue Blooming

    Clear 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-430110?1431032342
    18 May 2015
    I moved my Amaryllis to the greenhouse on Gerry’s allotment on May 8th. A few days later my son helped me take a 2nd load down to the allotment. For the first time in 5 years they have all gone down in just 2 days! Other years it has taken m...

    Greenhouse 2015 garden , Amaryllis flowering during 2015 Blooming, and Home garden

    Partly Sunny 10°C / 50°F
  • Photo-upload-430854?1431839097
    16 May 2015
    The morning was brilliantly sunny and windy, wind from the north. I watered all the planters and the beds with new transplants or sown with seeds. The Snapdragons in Porch are a good indicator of drought stress. The temperatures have not been that...

    Thrift Ameria juniperfolia , Peony obovata Dying, Blue Star Creeper Blooming, and Sedum...

    Partly Sunny 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-430896?1431885494
    16 May 2015
    15th to 17th May 2015. We created this small border over the weekend to take the plants I had successfully grown from cuttings and seeds this Spring. We intend to make this an annual bedding border to take plants grown from seed, etc. The bed is m...

    Scattered Clouds 11°C / 52°F