Hope the Easter Bunny is kind to you and does not eat your plants.
I am working this weekend so this is going to be a quick one.
As you may have guessed all photo’s were taking in the sun during the week.
1, New Potting Bench\Compost Bin
I have a relatively small garden so I am eager to use the space effectively. So I commissioned a friend of a friend (he has a car wash but is also a qualified chippy) to build a potting table/compost bin. I am not the most established woodworker so thought it would be better to pass the project to some one else. The unit width is on 60 cm as I wanted to put it on a pathway up to my shed backing onto the garden fence. I also wanted the potting area to be a detachable tray that I could lift out and transfer plants across the garden and make it easy to access the bin. To finish off I asked him to put a couple of shelves on the top to store and display plants. Lastly at the bottom he has put an access door on some hinges to make it easy to get to the compost.
To say I am delighted with it is an understatement and I have been using it every day when I have finished work. The only thing is it looks so nice for a compost bin so I am thinking of using it as storage for bags of gravel and compost and might use the top as a mini cold frame in the winter padded with polystyrene.
2. Pulsatilla rubra (red pasqueflower)
A beauty of a plant. Deep crimson flower with green, silvery hairy foliage. I have 2 other varieties but these seem to be somewhat behind in their development. Excuse the tag, I know it looks tacky got a memory like a sieve!
3. New Climbers
In the next few weeks I am moving my large shed 90 degrees. This will free up a large section of tall fence and let me put in some substantial raised beds next to it. I am interested in attracting more birds in my garden so I have purchased some relatively young pyracantha plants from Morrison’s. I have also bought a honeysuckle and a passion flower. As Mr Propogator has mentioned for £1.76 these are brilliant plants. I will probably bring these plants along in the plants I have transferred them into this summer and think about replanting these in the autumn/winter months.
4. RIP JP
One of my best mates called JP (John Paul) died in a car crash 18months ago. He was a top bloke and we shared many – sometimes to many – pints together. I went to Tesco’s on Monday and saw that they had some Clematises on sale for £2.50. One of the ones on offer was the variety John Paul II. Of course I had to get one, so I bought2! I have planted them in the a pot I got from Wilkos. Like a idiot II managed to the knock the tips off both of them but they should be fine and it is fair to say they are getting watered good and proper this weekend! A nice memorial to him I am sure you will agree.
5. Sedum Hispancium var Minus
Small is beautiful. A great little compact Sedum that just sits there and does not need any fuss. This one is for Fred the Gardener.
6. Echeveriea Duchess of Nuremberg and a Clematis
TBH I have ran out of photos in the sun and Friday was pretty gloomy. I am going to try growing this fairly common hardy Echeveria, Duchess of Nuremberg in my mini Alpine Gravel garden, Beside it is another Pasqueflower and behind it is a Clematis called Josephine. I think I have posted a picture of this Clematis before. As I said school boy error not enough photos in the sun.
That is my six for this Saturday.
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