Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Green Thumb Sunday 2nd September
After tearing the garden apart it was time for some replanting. I have changed the plants in my window box - the dwarf conifer in there was starting to shut out light from the kitchen window. In the box now is a viola, some aubretia, an ornamental grass and a hebe.
I planted this row of pots with some more grasses and a conifer and they will go down the bottom of the garden near the compost bin. They are replacing the half-dead Southernwood I dug out last week. The pots and the window box are underplanted with dwarf tulips. I've also bought some alium bulbs but haven't planted them yet. I'm quite excited as this is my first foray into bulb planting and I also plan to get some agapanthus, more tulips and more alliums. I'm going to replace my non-flowering lilies with agapanthus as I no longer want lilies growing in the garden as the pollen is poisonous to cats.
Some time ago I photographed a plaque which my friend A from California had given me as a gift. On my recent visit to Petaluma I was able to pop into the shop where it came from (Tuscan Gardens) and picked up these two little creatures which now sit on my patio table.
I was given these tomato plants by a library customer and when I saw the colour of the fruits I thought I'd done something wrong as they refused to go red! Luckily some one told me they are a YELLOW variety and very, very tasty. These toms are actually better cooked and I grilled some earlier this week...very delicious flavour!
Hope everyone has a wonderful gardening Sunday! I am just off to brunch with my friend :)