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  • 17 May 2017
    1. Pruning Celeste Fig: Keep the Celeste fig plant pruned by cutting back the growing tips in the [late winter or early] spring while it is dormant by about a third. Prune back any shoots coming from the base of the plant. It will easily grow 15 f...

    Clear 31°C / 88°F
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    15 May 2017
    Many of my Amaryllis are now in Beryl’s garden. Beryl is Gerry’s elderly neighbour who has offered me space in her garden for my Amaryllis during the summer. On Monday morning I went down to meet her & find out where I could put my...

    Amaryllis in Beryl's garden 2017 Planting Out

    Partly Sunny 22°C / 72°F
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    19 May 2017
    Not sure what this is! Appeared in my garden in mid-Michigan, zone 5b.

    House-surrounding garden

    Overcast 6°C / 43°F
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    20 May 2017
    What a difference! Last week the marketers were dressed in down filled vest and mittens, and the snowline was reaching down towards the town; this week we got up to blue skies and warmth, and the marketers wore T-shirts. The garden suddenly looks ...

    8. Road garden , Species tulip Chrysantha Blooming, Mini Botanical Tulip 'Honky Tonk' ...

    Clear 26°C / 79°F
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    21 May 2017
    I bought some ‘Busy Lizzies’ (Impatiens) Salmon to put in the pots on the balcony railings on Friday May 19th. Though first I have to finish the changes to the planting currently on it! You’d never believe the amount of work that...

    Tomato 'Moneymaker' on balcony 2017 Potting Up, Busy Lizzies (Impatiens) bought for bal...

    Partly Sunny 18°C / 64°F
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    22 May 2017
    Over the wet season my spice garden got rather overgrown with weeds and long grass. With all the snake activity in the hot humid summer it was not really safe to venture in there on foot and it was not an area I could easily fit the ride on mower...

    [16] Southern Fenceline Spice garden , Curry Leaf Tree 2 Growing, Allspice Growing, Ja...

    Overcast 24°C / 75°F
  • 15 May 2017
    May 15th a couple of Dill plants have sprouted. Here’s to hoping birds and squirrels don’t eat them.

    Dill Sprouting, Dill , and Windowsill garden

    Sunny 29°C / 85°F
  • 15 May 2017
    I spotted some little savory sprouts. I’m hoping more pop up, they are so small!

    Savory Sprouting, Savory , and Windowsill garden

    Sunny 29°C / 85°F
  • 15 May 2017
    Bulbs planted in new garden beside clothesline on 6 and 15 May, after three weeks in the fridge.

    Sunny 15°C / 59°F