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This is my first blog for six in Saturday. Looking forward to keeping a record of my highs and lows in the garden over the next few years. Unfortunately due to work commitments I will probably not be able to write a blog every weekend. Today is wet but it is not raining hard.
1. My first photo is of this Hellebores Angel Glow which I picked up at a garden centre in Oxfordshire when I was working down there at the beginning of January. I had given myself strict instructions not to buy any plants in January but I had a couple of hours to spare so went to the Root One garden centre near Wallingford. As soon as I saw this I had to have it. Pleased to say that this Garden Centre is only 10 miles from the works Southern office.
2. Picked this through up for £26.95 at a garden centre near Gateshead last week. Again I never was never a going to buy anything but had a spare 2 mins so went to a garden centre. Once I saw this the debit card had to come out. You can see a lonely Sempervivum in the corner for some sort of scale.
3. Dobbies have got a promotion on at the moment for 2 Clematises or other climbing plants in a 9cm for £9.00. With my 10% discount I get from my Dobbies card it was only £8.10 for 2. I have brought 4. Had to pot 2 up until I fix part of the fence and might grow these in the pot this year and transplant them next Autumn\Winter. Hopefully the fence will be fixed by then.
4. Another Hellebores. Bought this for £2.00 from Morrison’s and it has been a belter! Just goes to show you don’t have to spend a fortune on plants!.
5. Was brave and moved this Hydrangea last week. Decided to move it away from a price hedge so it gets more light and the soil will not get as dry. Perhaps it was a little bit to cold but I have fertilised and mulched it with manure so it should be ok. The shoots are opening up wider every day.
6. An Iris that I bought at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Was having a bad day at work and luckily the RBG Edinburgh is 2 mins from my office. Will look into buying some of these bulbs in the Autumn. Variety is Katharine Hodgkin’s.
That’s all for now. Until next Saturday.