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  • Photo-upload-466270?1529344174
    18 Jun 2018
    At last I got around to putting canes for the purple-podded beans in the green tub and tying them together. Also loosely tied the big Verbascum to the Pyracantha. At hourly intervals I am going around the garden checking what is in sun and what is...

    Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet' Blooming, Sweet William NOID Blooming, Verbascum 'Clemen...

    Clear 31°C / 88°F
  • Photo-upload-466455?1529767805
    23 Jun 2018
    Dagrabbit? The rabbits have found a way in. EDIT, 2 hours later: So we went out and scooped them up— still pups, with big feet; one of them was very passive, two gave a little chase but were reasonably easy to grab from the raised bed (they ...

    Overcast 20°C / 68°F
  • Photo-upload-466353?1529617248
    21 Jun 2018
    Confirmed that Marie Boisselot’s stem was snapped/eaten. Totally disconnected. I feel as if I need little wire cages like they put around baby trees when they’re doing reforestation. It’s not a bad idea, really, and we have le...

  • Photo-upload-466261?1529276630
    17 Jun 2018
    Brief because it is hot in the sun and the UV is at 12 extreme (I think that might be as high as it goes), and because I have some kind of flu. I went out this morning and planted the Agastache at the back of the east end of Road between the Vinc...

    Mock Orange 'Snow Dwarf' Blooming, Seasonal Container garden , Lupin Gallery Yellow Bl...

    Clear 29°C / 84°F
  • Photo-upload-466278?1529344820
    18 Jun 2018
    Primavera is covered with buds and promises to be a marvellous show. The stems are mostly as high as the tomato cage they are enclosed in. Sadly the pink Peony only had 4 blooms, and those short lived and ratty. Oscar Peterson seems to have surviv...

    Knautia macedonia Blooming, Garden garden , Clematis Betty Corning Blooming, Rose Osca...

    Clear 23°C / 73°F
  • 19 Jun 2018
    Comfrey – Comfrey roots grow deep into the ground, helping to pull nutrients and minerals from the soil. Because it’s such a vigorous grower, comfrey out competes weeds. Freshly cut comfrey serves as rich, nitrogen-rich mulch. Be sure to plant com...

  • Photo-upload-466331?1529457817
    19 Jun 2018
    2 weeks of soccer tryouts then a week of vacation at Disney World…lots of garden action! It’ll take me a day or two to get everything updated here! I received some replacement seeds for those that didn’t sprout. Beans were replanted. Cucumbe...

    Mostly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-466352?1529615555
    20 Jun 2018
    With most of the planting areas now in, the pond sorted, tunnel full, it was time to get on with some smartening up of buildings. Have started with the concrete prefab shed. Cemented all the cracks and any holes in the slabs, fixed the door and pa...

    Clear 12°C / 54°F
  • 21 Jun 2018
    Spent from 5 am to 10.30 am with the hose on from the house, across the road and into the two gardens. Everything watered and anything that can hold water, all the outside and inside barrels full to brimming. Wet through by the end of this. Spend ...

    Clear 18°C / 64°F