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Updating my Gou virtual garden.


By siris


What a stormy, windy day, but we in the South desperately need the rain, although it has been quite cold at nights, too cold to put plants out on the allotment.
So I have started updating my Gou files again, dashing outside to take quick snaps.
The purple Azalea behind the upper pond, with my pitcher plants on the left.

Now that some of the Geraniums are starting to flower, I’m trying to decide which is which.

Geranium phaeum Margaret Wilson has Lilac coloured flowers

G. phaeum Springtime has deep purple flowers.

Geranium phaeum Album has disappeared, probably when I moved the Crinodendron.

I moved the Narcissus, Golden Bells in its pot to see if this place is a suitable home, in front of the Dierama. The Dierama need all the dead foliage clipping off. Dierama just don’t transplant well.

Made sure the Perspex cover over the alpines had not blown off. When am I ever going to remove it this Spring?
Ps, I scarified the grass yesterday.

Yesterday, resited Iris japonica variegata, in front of Iris confusa, from a temporary pot…..

….also in a temporary pot, Iris foetidissima variegata, for resiting. They do have slightly different rhizomes, and when they bloom the flowers are quite different. Now standing in the conservatory border till I’m sure I don’t plant it on top of something else.

My Veronicastrum has to go in this border too.

I don’t recall removing the Lythrum salicaria, it was here, a big clump. it’s not something one can ‘lose’?

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Interesting blog Siris, I can also lose Lythrum but don't know where it has gone.

8 May, 2021


Lol Siris, what are you doing in your spare time? I do like that iris. The plain one does look pretty dull unless it has berries on, which mine doesn't this year.
Very impressed you keep removed plants in pots until you're sure there's a space for them.Wonder why I never thought of that...
Good luck with trimming the Dierama. One of life's boring jobs, especially if you just cut off the flowered stems which is what I do. Is it ok to just cut back all of them?

8 May, 2021


That Lathyrum was 'hit one in the eye' shocking pink with the orange Turkscap Lilies.
Yorkslass, I've found old Dierama corms become staked one on top of another. They seem to object to the newest top corm being replanted. A lot of brown vegetation on them, I'm hoping they flower this year so I can take seed, as I don't think they look that healthy.

8 May, 2021

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