September 17th, 2010
Well, spring is here and I have got the bug for growing things, so I plan to try and plant out some little seeds. Can’t tell which ones as yet, because I haven’t bought any, but that is the plan. I love looking at all the different little seed packets and dreaming just a bit, and why not? Seeds are so cheap, it is worth giving it a bit of a go.
I have some pot plants that are calling out to be repotted, so that is on the list for this month as well. Sadly, my gardenia is looking a little sad and I might need to give her some TLC. She seems to have some sort scale insect on her leaves and I will need to sit down beside her and give her a good wash with some water mixed with a few drops of detergent & vegetable oil. This is time consuming but effective. After that I will give her a special feed of slow release fertiliser, she just loves that. We aim to make her happy, for a happy pot plant is one that will flower happily!
Last summer I bought and planted a little baby, oh so cute, Oleander. I will need to give the little thing a bit of a prune, even though it seems a little sad to do so, it needs all the length it can get. But it has to be done if I want any flowers as they flower on new wood, and cutting it back just a little will make it grow some.
Apart from the above there is of course, the weeding and mulching. An ongoing job.