Good morning and welcome to my first SOS of 2019.
I worked all over Christmas but mad up for it at New Year and Last weekend I was in the Cotswolds for my Cousins wedding. Congratulations Sarah and Ricky.
Gardening opportunities have been few and far between but as the weather forecast is favourable this week I am determined to change that this weekend. I have some Cacti and some Crassula to plants and I am going to check my Dahlia Tubers.
There has been a lack of rain the last month soon and the garden is decidedly dry. Frost’s have been at a minimum but this might change next week. Hopefully we will not get it as bad as continental Europe are having it.
Here is my SOS.
1. Free Seeds from Branklyn Gardens Perth.
When I was at Branklyn Gardens last October I picked up some free seeds. I have never grown Lilies from seed before. I will be reading up on what to do this weekend but any help and tips would be appreciated.
2. Mini Gravel Garden
After great success with my mini gravel garden last year. I am looking forward to see how this does this year. I am not going to plant anything new just let nature take it’s course and see what happens. To the right of the picture you can see Aeonium Emerald Frame which subtly changes colour frequently. Top right is an Echeveria Pearl van Nuremberg.
3. Dry trough sleeping for winter
Again another success last year was this dry trough in the dry conditions last spring and summer. So much co I am planning another 3 mini dry troughs this year. Above we can see lots of Sedums and Semps hankering down for winter. As the plants don’t grow that fast in here I use this as a nursery for new plants in September.
4. Sedum Dasyphyllun (Corsican Sedum)
A low growing luscious Sedum this plant is a winner. Not a fast spreader it is a compact plant that grows throughout the winter. I have this in 2 places in the garden and I am sure this will be a staple for years to come.
5. Hyderageas fascinate me
This picture is for reference purposes. It always amazes me how something this dead looking can spring into life all of a sudden. This plant is on partial shade but it seems to thrive. Hopefully more of the same this year. I will soon be mulching this with some manure. Waiting for it to wake up.
6. I am falling out of love with Wallflowers!
I bought this Bowes Mauve last year and it looks again like I will only get a couple of years from it. Although classed as Perennials they only last a couple of years before they go woody. Hopefully I will get some cuttings off of this one this year and plant them on for next.
Well that is my SOS for this week. I hope you have enjoyed it.
With the nights getting slowly lighter hopefully I will be spending more and more time in the garden. Weather permitting.
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Until the next time.