Seriously, what do I need to do to get cuttings to take root? This area of gardening baffles me. There’s definitely no “green finger touch” from me when I try to get cuttings to grow. But that’s no excuse to not try each Spring when it’s the optimal time to do this while you have … Continue reading Trial and Error
This first strawberry picked for the year brings a smile to me as a novice gardener :):):):) Continue reading Strawberry Smiles
So how are the plants which I have written about progressing? My orchid’s flowering stem is getting longer and I think buds are just about to form. The beans are getting flowers on them! These guys are now in bloom all over the place. I like the way the white colour breaks up the … Continue reading They are growing!
“Aphids, or ‘plant lice’ as otherwise known…” begins the description on a website talking about the subject of aphids. When put like that, it makes them seem even more disgusting right?! It made me more determined to get on top of the problem, and treat my affected roses. But before I get too carried away … Continue reading Awful Aphids
This week has been all about my clematis in my garden. In prior weeks as the vines have been shooting out and winding around anything they can grab, they have been separated out in a fan shape along the fence and supported against a wire trellis and secured with soft garden wire. In previous years … Continue reading Clematis
This week I have been researching the Common Columbine (Aquilegia Vulgaris). For several years each spring I mistook the leaves as weeds and would rip them all out (a mistake commonly made I have since found out!). After the daffodils, tulips and bluebells have finished flowering, the Columbine is a charming flower to have … Continue reading The not so “Common Columbine”
I thought I would show a few photos of the bluebells and beans that are gracing my garden currently. Through filtered spring sunshine the bluebells are enchanting. I have beans growing in three different spots. Of course the site that is receiving the most sunshine at the moment is where the beans seem to be … Continue reading Beautiful Bluebells and Beans