Saturday, 12 June 2010

Hay Racks

It's becoming glaringly obvious that I like planting floral stuff way more than I enjoy tending the edibles.



Whilst there is a part of me that knows annuals are a dreadful waste of resources and that shrubs and perennials are far more sensible, there's something decidely lovely about fushias and geraniums.

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  1. There is also something decidedly delightful about deadheading in the cool of the evening.

    After Dave was killed and I had to move back to the UK the wife of the head of the RAF base bought me a hanging basket as a welcome present. With two children under 2 it was wonderfully relaxing to stand outside deadheading it and watching the Tornadoes coming into land and taking off (either still give me a thrill) as the sun set. A few moments of pleasure before the loneliness hit.

    Always wondered am I the only person in the world who deadheads lobelia?

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  2. You maybe the only lobelia deadheader but I agree that it's a peaceful and fulfilling task. Perhaps when you come over you'll get a chance to sit in the garden as a Tornado comes over. We've had quite a few recently and they've been very low.

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  3. I suspect I'll see a few of them when I'm up in the Lakes where ever I am.

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  4. I've been reading through your blog, as a distraction from a miserable bout of laryngitis/bronchitis. It's fascinating to watch your garden progress.

    Oddly, here in Northern California, fucschias are perennial. We've got a rather neglected plant, that gets bush-sized every year.

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    1. Hope you feel better soon, anything respiratory can really knock you out :-( The UK also has perennial fushias which can grow to good sized bushes but the really showy ones are not hardy over a cold winter.

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