The Unfinished Garden – Pot Blockers

17 October

One minute I have not enough plants for the pots available, and the next there are a number of ‘pot blockers’, those tender types who will keel over at the first frost but which are still going strong. In the meantime there are Pansies and Heathers waiting to slip into something more comfortable.

For now I have transplanted the Heathers into nice terracotta pots to release them from their plastic starter homes.

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Then I ruthlessly harvested the last remaining Calendula for an indoor posy…

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… and distributed the Pansies in their place.

This is rather in hope than expectation as I have found them to be disappointing in earlier years – yet how can you fail with Pansies?

Looking ahead to next year, I potted up the Digitalis seedlings, but they still look terribly small.17 oct 2015 (5)

At the beginning of this year I spent a long while clearing ivy and creating a better environment for the winter flowering Jasmine Nudiflorum so that it could display itself against the fence (which Mr B painted a smart brown). Now it’s starting to repay the effort. An uplifting sight as the nights draw in.


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