Hubby was bored, so we popped out to check out the old Wyedale which is now a Dobbies garden center, it's on the other side of Portsmouth, so a small trip. I don't think we will be going back, I don't like the changes they have made, the worse one is the prices, the plants were very expensive and not looked after well. I did get the fuchsia below at half price, all it needs is a good water and planting, it's in soak and I know where it will be planted today.
I have loads of different coloured snap dragons, these are in front of the water butt, with my big daises behind.
Just a bit further down the garden are these, none of which I have planted, in between a fuchsia plant, again I have not planted at this end of the garden, I am waiting to see what colour the flowers are.
These are beautiful, I did plant them but forgot what they were, it's next to a lily I quartered and replanted. I don't have many blue plants, so I will look for more bulbs later this year.
Another lily, looking huge in this pot, next year it will be in the ground, I have 4 plants all doing well this year.
I purchased a pack of 5 for £2, only 4 has grown, again next year these will go into the garden, but at the back, hubby does not like their smell.
This looks a muddle, but I love it, this corner was always barren, so I put the square chimney pot here and planted a begonia corn, above is a lobelia in a pot, below is english lavender.
I love this box outside our back door, shame neither of the coleus in the back corners are doing well, they are growing but oh so slowly.
Another good book, 2nd I have read by this author.
Yesterday I dug up 2 lupins, they are just hanging in, both have been nibbled to within an inch of their lives, I will dig up 3 coleus today and try and save them. This damp wet periods followed by heat waves is good for the growing plants but also good for the bugs, we have not seen many hedgehogs this year, we have found signs they have visited, but not as much as last year.
I gave the garden a good soak last night, I use tap water only once a week, my water butts are used other times, the fruit are all needing water most days.
My sewing machine has been out for 2 days, but I have not done much, I'm not in a rush to get started, which is a shame, I do love to sew.
Today we have a meeting in town this afternoon, and later we are going out for a meal with friends. Will mummy and daddy will also be home later, we can't wait to see them and hear about their holiday, Devon in the sunshine, lucky things.