- On February 28, 2014
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I love my polytunnel at the minute, or hoophouse as I would call it if I were across the pond. Not the actual structure which has been blattered, twisted & punctured what with all the gales, but the interior – has never been more organised & tidy. 10,000 labels, 3 Sharpy markers, pots & trays to hand and most importantly of course, lots of bonnie wee plants:
Autumn sown annuals – snapdragons, ammi majus, orlaya grandiflora, nigella Mulberry Rose.
Last year sown perennials – lupins, verbascums, veronica longifolia, echinops, primulas.
Also tree lupins & hydrangeas from cuttings.
In the border there is applemint, feverfew, senecio, hesperis, muscari, narcissus, sweet william, wallflowers & ranunculus – all for Mother’s Day (fingers crossed).
Today I received this year’s new arrivals – iris lousiana Heather Stream, lilium henryii, delphiniums Blue Jay & Blue Fountain, scabious Clive Greaves, campanula pyramidalis, phlox Katje, thalictrum Delavayi, chasmanthe floribunda Saturnus (new to us), & echinacea Hot Summer – all for the ornamental garden. Also some dahlias & peonies for the cut flower field. All were potted on and set aside in the tunnel to hopefully bulk up before hardening off and planting out.
It was a beautiful day today, it would have been lovely to work outside but the new plants couldn’t wait and with both ends of the tunnel fully open and the ipod, (with my trusty solar powered dock) on shuffle, it was a little piece of paradise.