THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

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THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by Grandad » Mon May 06, 2019 2:32 pm

MD has mentioned the flora in her new abode and both LLL and me have told of upcoming visits to garden centres. Horus has reminded us that it is bluebell time again SO, is it time once again to start a thread for the new season of our garden activity? I think it probably is.

You will all know that I have nothing more than a small patio backyard (to use LLL's term) ;) . That is in need of pressure washing but I have already enlisted the help of #2 son. He has also volunteered to mow the bank, otherwise I was planning to get a mountain goat. :lol:

We normally fill about a dozen pots with annual flowering plants. This year we will add a few perennial shrubs and plants. We will visit the garden centre this Wednesday to see what we can find but in advance of that we have ordered online, a 'Wisteria Amethyst' that we will grow in a pot to contain its size.
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My seven successful geranium cuttings will be added to by about a half dozen more plants on Wednesday plus some colourful flowering bedding annuals.
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I think I mentioned two 'Hydrangea Runaway Bride' that we bought as small plants online about 6 weeks ago. These are doing well and should be good in a month or two.
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I have also mentioned that some Hostas are already showing signs of being eaten. I may still split them when we get busy next weekend. They are so hardy you can chop them up almost any time of year.
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Finally, my tomato plants from seed. They are doing well but I planted the seed too late so we will probably have a good harvest of 'Cherry Red' tomatoes at Christmas..... :lol:
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What are you other folks up to in your gardens, patios, or window boxes? :?:
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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Mon May 06, 2019 4:18 pm

I got my gardens going as well. In the veggie garden I've got a dozen Romaine lettuce going, half dozen marigolds around 3 tomato plants (Sweet 100, Moneymaker and Early Girl), peas were planted about two weeks ago. Sometime this week I'll be planting seeds: carrots and beans. I also bought a package of dwarf mixed sunflowers so they'll be the last to start.

I have 2 empty big pottery pots and I've been looking for something interesting to put into them. Am rather favouring a yellow cypress for one. They get huge in time but they tend to come in here in 4" pots.

I transplanted and moved around a couple of plants (sedums) and can report all are doing well.

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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by Grandad » Mon May 06, 2019 4:49 pm

LLL, the three tomato plants we had last year were also Moneymaker. They yielded big trusses and were nice medium size toms.

I have Red Cherry this year which. as the name suggests. us a small cherry tomato ideal for salads. Just need to get the plants to get a wiggle on. :lol:
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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Wed May 08, 2019 7:27 am

I checked the garden briefly today and tomorrow I'll have to water but will be planting the seeds before I do that. I've grown Moneymaker before and recall them to be good producers. We don't have a long grow season so early producers and smaller tomatoes are usually best.

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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by Grandad » Wed May 08, 2019 4:34 pm

We had an enjoyable morning and afternoon today. Weather was inclement in the morning with light rain. #1 son who has a day off on Wednesdays offered to do the transport. #3 grand daughter was also not working today so we went en masse to the garden centre. Quite successful and I bought:
1 Acer, Skeeters Broom that goes from Purple red in summer to strong red in the autumn.
2 Fern Polystrichem Braunii that are fairly ordinary ferns but very hardy.
6 Calibrachoa Can Can, double yellow.
6 Bacopa Scopa, Great Regal Blue.
6 Geranium Scarlet.
A large bag of potting mix
6 Green plastic pots for 6 tomato plants when they are large enough to pot up.

So with my 7 geranium plants, we will be busy at the weekend getting the patio sorted
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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Thu May 09, 2019 4:41 pm

Actually had to run outside this morning and turn the sprinkler onto the front garden. Everything out front was pretty dry.

Hand watered the veggie garden yesterday when I planted the rest of the seeds (carrots, beans and ornamental sun flowers) and saw the peas have now broken through and are about 1/2" high.

On another note a friend of a friends friend is/was moving away for downsizing all the houseplants and had a Clivia that was up for grabs and I grabbed it. Picked it up last night. Didn't get a chance to talk to the owner however when I emailed her to say I'd take it she said she got it from somebody else and didn't have a clue about it otherwise.

I've always wanted one and love the flowers but have never seen on in a garden shop here. This one has 5 plants in one pot. Will have to read up today on their care as I don't really have a clue about how to grow them. Any suggestions, ideas, insights would be appreciated.

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