Saturday, 4 March 2017

#mymardenrightnow


"I don't really have a garden right now". This was my first thought when I read Michelle, over at Veg Plotting's, post #MyGardenRightNow. I'm in the middle of moving house. Furthermore, my garden for the next year is temporary (we are renting), so everything is in pots. But then I realised, my garden right now is, well, potty.

So, ok, I've gone a little over the brief. Alright, a lot over the brief. It's supposed to be 'a' photo of the garden, possibly with me in it. My excuse is that after my initial disappointment of thinking I didn't really have a garden right now, I then got excited about the idea of showing my garden in transit. So here it is. My garden right now.

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Garlic, Sorrel, an Acer and other plantings in pots.

Helenium, Rudbeckia, and Crocosmia in pots.

Galanthus and Hepatica in pots.

Grass-Merlyn in a pot. This rather chopped back grass in the foreground containers the ashes of our beloved cat Merlyn. He would always ignore the everyday grass and go straight to my ornamental grasses to chew on. This one, Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau', was his favourite.

Rosa 'seagull' cuttings in a pot. Lots of them, as I'm not sure of what I'm doing. Hopefully one of the c. 10 cuttings will take.

Just potted up Cranberry in a pot.

An alien-like young leaves of Thalcitrum in a pot.

Fargesia 'Red Panda' in a pot. And the pot that looks like nothing is in it, has new growth of Geranium nodosum 'Clos du Coudray' in a pot.

Pots and pots and pots of Strawberries.

A collection of alpines in pots.

Gwenfar's Garden, in a pot. #mygardenrightnow


I'd love to see your garden right now. Leave a comment with a link below and I'll come and visit!

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Thanks to Michelle for coming up with such an interesting project, the idea of showing how our gardens are, even at the end of Winter/beginning of Spring, when 'not much' is happening. Clearly, lots is happening. Visit Michelle's blog for links to other gardens right now. And check out the hashtag on Twitter: #mygardenrightnow

16 comments :

  1. A whole garden in pots just waiting to be released into the wild and get growing! All those treasures which I guess will hold all sorts of memories too. Hope everything flourishes in its temporary home.

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  2. What a beautiful collection of plants in pots. Love your alpines - all your plants look pretty happy in their temporary accommodation. Hope they are well behaved over the next few weeks and that it all goes well. �� �� ��

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  3. A fantastic set of photos, thanks Gwenfar. This is hjust the kind of inventive response I hoped would happen :) There's a lot of promise of nice things to come in your new garden, thanks to your potted garden. I especially like the look of that Thalictrum.

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    1. Glad you like Michelle. It is a great meme, I enjoyed taking part.

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  4. You have a great promise of things to come. There is always something really pretty about a snowdrop in a pot.

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  5. Your potty garden makes the plants so easy to see, which makes it easy to appreciate each one. Like Michelle, I am particularly taken with the unfurling Thalictrum.

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    1. Yeh, I couldn't resist that Thalictrum - it's young growth is so different from the flowering plant.

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  6. Good luck, it's all looking really healthy. I don't envy you the summer watering, but it will be worth it to have your next garden ready to go.

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    1. Yeh, the summer watering is going to be the rest test of my skills, and spoons!

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  7. Looks like you have some lovely things to move! Hoping they thrive until they are in their new home. I'm in Prince Edward Island, Canada, so I'm growing only snow at the moment.
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  8. Oh it looks as if all your pots will need a removal van of their very own Julieanne :) It must have taken a lot of thought and hard work to have got what you want to take all potted up. I'm sure that I would be the same if we ever move. I could not bear to leave my favourites behind! Hope that all goes well and that both you and plants settle down in your new home when you all eventually get there.

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    1. *whispers: the plants will have a removal van of their own..!* It was quite hard deciding what to take. In the end I went for some absolute favourites (such as the Helenium), but mainly went for plants harder to get hold of, that were specialist (the crocosmias and all the alpines) or that had specific memories attached (such as the Rosa Seagull cuttings).

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  9. I find this very interesting. I hope you don't have to wait too long before you move into your new home and garden. Lately someone asked me what 3 plants I would take with me from my garden if I had to move. It was very difficult to pare it down to just three plants. I see that you couldn't either. :)

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    1. I couldn't pare it down to three plants. That's, would be, well, torture!

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  10. All that lot will take some moving, Will they live in pots for a year? Lots of watering.

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