The glasshouse floor is finished, I have staging and shelving on order. I’ll make it item number one even though nothing much is happening in there today. If a thing is just statically there, in situ, going nowhere, does it qualify as happening on a Saturday? A flower or plant is transitory, so it is happening. I may be over-thinking this.
There’s no shortage of things happening elsewhere, it’s plants all the way from number two down. At this time of year it’s all about the weather; fine and the show goes on, wet and everything turns to mush. At the moment it’s fine.
Glasshouse floor. One of the new block features is a before and after picture compare thing with a slider that takes you from one image to the other. I should have used it for this but if the two pictures are not perfectly aligned it doesn’t really work. I’ll do it the old fashioned way. I’m kind of picking up from where I left off last week.
Amaryllis belladonna. This is the later of the two forms I have to flower so I’m assuming the other one is going to do nothing this year. Not surprising, it had become buried under an overgrown and recently removed Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’. I keep meaning to look at the clump in the back garden, overshadowed by Hedychium out there. They don’t like it, insist on full sun.
By way of a progress report and a thank you rolled into one, Impatiens arguta ‘Alba‘ and Cyclamen hederifolium seedlings.
Anemone hupehensis ‘Bressingham Glow’. Just as well I checked the name, I was going to call it ‘Hadspen Abundance’. Pretty much speaks for itself methinks. The plant, not me getting the name wrong, though that does too.
Cleome. Gardening friend Becky gave us three plants early in the season and they’ve been flowering for months. It looks like they’re going to set loads of seed which I will collect and sow. Do they come true from seed does anyone know? They were mixed in among Ammi and have stood up better and flowered longer; I very definitely want more next year.
Fuchsia ‘Lady in Black’. The difference between this and ‘Lady Boothby’ is minimal. Both will get described as climbing Fuchsias, a description I scorned until I saw ‘Lady Boothby’ 30 feet up a tree in Tresco garden. I was tying this in quite carefully earlier in the year but like much else, it’s got away from me. This is my new trellis installed last year.
And that’s what’s jumping out at me this week. Endsleigh Garden Centre and Plants Galore today, we’re going out of the county, across the bridge, into England. I can’t even remember what the trumped up excuse was now. Pot stands possibly. I’ll be back later to see what everyone is up to, links in the usual place.