Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Too hot....

We have been doing a little planting and tidying of our pots. Way too hot but we had to wait for the area we wanted to pot up, to get into the shade. Each large pot was given a whole can of rainwater:
The two large pots at the back, and plants, are an early birthday present from DB. The other pot was already in situ. Some close ups of the new pots:

In the middle at the base of each pot is a dwarf alpine Canterbury Bell. Either side are pansies. The top shrub is a dwarf leylandii type plant, growing to 4' in 10 years. The bottom pot has a dwarf picus, which will also grow up to 4' but a bit faster.

It is warmer in our north facing room, by two degrees C, than it is in the shaded area where our weather station sits. All temperatures are recorded in the shade I believe, so that is what we do as well.


  1. Beautiful plants... nice and green and healthy looking! You must have a green thumb!

    1. Thank you, wonder if they will be so happy after our heatwave this week?


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