Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Late bloomers and recoveries!

A miracle recovery!Last years snow and frost killed off many corydilines,including my torbay dazzler of many years.Advice given by the experts was to cut down the stump to any hard wood and watch and wait.Well ours had no hard wood ,just soft pulp,so it got cut down to nothing!Lo and behold a few weeks ago I spotted three new growths spurting forth from the stump!Lesson learned............never say die!
Last sunflower of summer! Out of 3 sunflower plants this one got decimated in early summer by slugs only to come again bearing a fairly small flowerhead but I am not complaining.This is the fairly commonly seen sunflower,the other two plants are two tone and bearing lots of flowers on tall stems.
"Jimmy" doing a spot of watering in the flower bed!Ground conditions have been very dry due to lack of a good drop of rain though now that I have said it ,we will get a deluge now doubt!

Still getting lots of sweet pea for indoors,today the 7th September,I picked enough to fill a glass on my kitchen window sill,not the vase in the photo here.The secret is in cutting every two/three days and still they are coming! I decided to display the sunflowers that I was losing on the stem when they blew over in the windy conditions.The stems are so heavy they bow down and break off.Happy Gardening!


  1. The cordyline is a surprise, ilike the way you had covered the stump with a plant pot in the meantime.Is jimmy the same one mammy had in the garden for years?!
    peggy.. Google is on the blink with me again!

  2. I have tonnes of cordylines ! Thankyou for commenting on my blog! x

  3. Peggy,yes its the same Jimmy! John had the idea to nail the pot to the stump to cover it.
    Faux Fuchsia, thanks for your comment!

  4. Jimmy's doing a grand job! And I just love your bouquets, they look amazing in your window.

    Cheers, Diane

  5. Good that your Cordylines are coming back as the snow can kill them off.


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