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Garden Journal

Thursday 9 June 2011 ~

Planted up the balcony troughs and hanging basket (3 dark geraniums in latter, with the violas taken out). Lucked out and managed to take old trough plants out “whole” as so dry and rooty, then just drop them straight into same size troughs! :) Sadly all polystrene in shed vanished from face of the earth so had to put some terracotta crocks in instead. Cue not getting them quite right and water pissing from bottom like it wanted to drill through downstairs’ roof. Nice.

Small troughs had 3 slow release plant feed pellets in and long trough had 5. Small troughs had a scoop of water gel granules and long trough scoop and a half. Half a scoop into the basket and I think some pellets of feed too, but brain has blocked it out!

Put the 2nd obelisk together, then that was shoved into the soil thanks to OH (who did other one yesterday). Then planted up the Orange Dragon sweet peas with the bulb planter to scoop out, then watered in and slug pellets. Fence sweet peas looking very sorry for themselves.

Pruned out the dead from the passionflower.