Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Half way down the garden path

One load of gravel down ! 

I've been clearing a path down the North fence side of my front garden . 

Still more to clear 

I'm looking forward to not having plastic buckets everywhere.

Not sure about these two Panicum grasses , but I'll leave them for now.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Some times I wonder....

" Some times I wonder" I think that's a beginning of a song . But , I do some times wonder if I've got too many bloody plants !
Indoor door ,outdoor  plants !  I seem to be endlessly moving from one group to another, and they all have different needs.
Above are my  morning light  needing window ledge Gesneriads  , sitting on gravel trays .  They are all happily blooming this time of year... just remember to give them a drop of water every morning , but not get the leaves wet !

More Gesneriads , but in the sunroom , I've run out of window ledge . These are in a S/W window, so I've got the blind down ,  They don't want direct late afternoon sun . And the one on the bottom , really is sensitive to too much watering , so I just give it a drop every now and again. 
These ones are lucky to have a humidity tray .

Then I move on to the Terrariums , which are a new obsession. They are actually easy once set up and the right plants in place.  So far, no trouble at all ...
I find that I need to wipe condensation from inside every morning. Many of the plants dislike wet leaves .

The make  shift Vivarium , to house the moisture loving Orchids , I've been tweeking it when I take the Orchids out to water them . So far , so good !

They even have an fan to circulate the air around 

More plants !

Japanese  Neo finfinatia falcata Orchids ! I like to grow them the traditional Japanese way wrapped in Sphagnum moss, This needs to be redone very year . the roots grow so long , that they poke out the bottom of the moss .  I water them when the moss feels crispy dry . And in the winter not at all .

More Orchids !

Then there is the Bonsai . Which is just ...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

More spring garden

I've finished all my snipping , clipping, pulling  and  digging  in the back garden , or as much as I can do till the next round of annual weeds appear . 

Just waiting for my seedlings to get big enough , so I can fill in the bare patches ,   every year  there are  fewer   patches to fill in. 

Time to start on the front garden ! The path I started last summer has filled in again....that Knautia . .

I've made a start , I'll have to wait till my yard debris bin gets emptied , all my plastic buckets are over flowing. 

What a pest Erynigium can be , all these need to GO ! 

Something else I've been doing is organizing all the sedum that are taking over .  I  don't think Sedum likes sharing space., it's been smothering my other plants and getting into all the grasses  and  just looking a mess,
What a job trying to take back control  from the Sedums. 

After a mass cull of Sedum.  I am leaving the taller ones !  I really what a mass of  Erigerons   as ground cover .   One small area done,  another forty feet left. 

Mickey not amused again !