Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Out in the Sunshine

The weather forecast for today was suppose to be rain, but then they changed there minds, so although I am very tired I took the opportunity to get out and get some work done, as I believe it is suppose to rain the rest of the week. I hope it does as we have had very little recently.
I decided to take the opportunity to sort out the now empty water butts

the turquoise one ( now on the floor) seems to have sprung a leak, so I had to do a bit of shuffling around, the big one (on left) that has replaced it was at the side of my small greenhouse and never really filled properly.

At the side of the small greenhouse I have now put this smaller one. This was between the 2 greenhouses but was not big enough. So we are already for the rain and I still have room for a further 2 if not 3 waterbutts. I currently have 7.

I weeded and recut the lawn edges. This bed gets bigger every year I do this. To be honest the grass is a pain and is forever growing into the flower beds!
Whilst giving it a really good weed I found these

Four banana pups, how exciting. The ground is really, really dry as well, so if it doesn't rain I shall have to water very well!

The bananas are out for an airing and to start hardening them off.

and are really beginning to take off.My maurelli is so big now that I can only manage to drag it out the door of the greenhouse.

My bromeliads, also outside for hardening off

When I went to see Will Giles, Exotic Garden last year he had rows and rows of these, I managed to pick these up for 50p each last autumn and they have really grown now!

I also thought the Cordyline needed a hair cut

I have trimmed it in the above pic, but this is the view we have of it from the cottage. So imagine my surprise when I trimmed round the back and found this...

must be doing something right!!!!

Our neighbours put in an new fence, alot neater than the old one!!


  1. Everything is coming along nicely Libby.
    If I'd known you needed rain, I could have spoken to our weatherman, we had a monsoon here on Saturday..!
    Glad the banana is coming back, that is the one you thought you had lost right?
    You definitely have a green thumb..!

  2. Everything is looking good. It's a real pain when pots start getting so heavy to drag about. If the ground was flat you could use one of those bases with wheels - but who has flat areas where they need them!

  3. I think I need to get one of those water butts. Could be very useful in the hot summer days.

  4. Your garden is looking great and how exciting to find banana pups! Here it's been very dry too and I long for a bit of rain for my garden. I'm scraping the (rain)barrels as it is.

  5. Everything's coming along nicely. I'm looking forward to following the banana pup's progress.


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