After a rather pathetic frost than that was predicted, I decided to carry on with adding to my new ‘temporary container garden’. Not as much work was carried out as yesterday as I had a ‘mud mountain’ to tackle and also 50 DAHLIA’S to find a more sunny home for.
Anyways, there were 3 further pots that I wanted to tidy up and put on the patio.
First was another LIATRIS ‘spicata’. (I knew I had more than that one lousy specimen I found last time).
As you can see, there was definitely more growth in this once so I was pleased this should mean I get a decent display.
When I tipped the pot out, unfortunately the whole thing just collapsed into a pile of compost and I was fearful that the bulbs weren’t going to be in any fit state to use.
However, I was amazed to find that I had a lovely healthy clump waiting for me 🙂
Once they were all potted up, they looked great and I even had room to put the extra bulb I had found earlier in the front of the pot!
Next was PHLOX ‘Blue Paradise’. I am going to be honest, I have been trying to grow this plant successfully with little success. It always looks ‘sickly’ and never really fills out to anything much.
There wasn’t much in the way of weeds in this one so a simple tidy up was all it really needed. Fingers crossed this year will be the one that it ‘performs’ but looking at the ‘spindly’ branches and leaves, I am not holding out much hope 😦
Finally was ECHINACEA ‘Doppeldecker’. I love this variety of ECHINACEA simply because of it’s little hat!
Of all the plants I have done so far, this one wins hands down for the most unwanted weed residents! They were that impressive, I even took 2 pictures!!!
After removing all of the weeds, I was left with a rather lacklustre plant and root system. The growth that was there looks healthy and happy so I potted it up.
But look at the size of the weeds that were left over (and MUSCARI – GRRR!!)
So my tidy ‘Temporary Container Garden’ is now filling up nicely – so pleased!!