The good and the bad

nerine mauve number3

As promised, here is another of the nerines I was kindly given and is now in bloom. It is not named but is a numbered seedling from The Exbury collection. Since it has a Rothschild link I will not mark it down for not being named.

primula vine oct

On a less cheery note, I have been starting to remove the summer flowers and bedding and planting for spring and two pots of polyanthus that had been a bit neglected were given a look. The foliage looked a bit tatty and when I went to knock them out of the pot they just fell out – vine weevil again! I will be able to pull the plants apart, wash off the compost and replant them and the compost will be thrown in with the hens!

primula vine oct2

And on a slightly more positive note, the Barnhaven polyanthus that were sown in May are coming along. Grown in cell trays and planted out two months ago they are making some great growth now (these are some of the smaller ones) and they will be put in their spring-flowering places next week. It is later than I would like but the summer plants have been going strong – but now is the time to make the change.

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One Comment on “The good and the bad”

  1. sueturner31
    November 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    Love the colour of the Nerine..and the fine weather is being kind to some of my primula, I have split lots of candelabra this summer and moved them about as I have just found a lovely damp spot. Should be able to see these from the house.

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