Monday September 26th 2016
Up to school by 8am ready to start planting the large perennial plants and shrubs kindly donated by friends of mine …
Alas the weather was damp and miserable nevertheless planting had to be done so after signing in at the office off next to the wildlife area to collect a spade…
Managed to get most of the plants planted even though the ground was hard and very dry-most of the plants ie fuschias,Japanese anemones and dianthus Russian Skies are in the perennial bed by the kitchen whilst another lovely hebe was planted in the bed just inside the car park.
Working in the rain + watering in the new planting resulted in me getting some very strange looks from parents and children as they arrived for school start at 8.50am!
Ran out of space plus was somewhat wet and bedraggled so took the remaining plants for safe keeping into the wildlife area ie just a few more perennial anemones and a few unidentified seedlings which I hope to plant on Thursday weather permitting-although rain is forecast….
I planted a hellebore in the wildlife area to the left of the gate by the pond
Finally decided it was too wet to re fill the bird feeders so left for home around 9.30am