Having freed up the pot which originally housed my fir tree last night, I decided to put the bay tree in its place today. And this time I watered the pot it was in first so that it would come out without a struggle!
I also remembered to put some stones in the bottom of the pot the bay tree was to go in before filling it with compost…. And there are still plenty of them on what used to be the garden path. So they might as well be put to good use elsewhere, thereby also clearing that patch of ground a bit more as well 🙂
Another plant which definitely needed rehousing was a geranium my dad gave me a few weeks back. It’s been sitting on my kitchen windowsill ever since, looking very pretty – and now looks very nice on the patio. I think I’ll leave it there to give that area a bit of colour, as surely we are unlikely to get anymore frost now?!
Whilst I had the compost out and another pot cleaned and waiting, I decided to pot on one of my aubergine seedlings. Last year, I bought a packet of seeds – there was just one in the packet and I thought this must be because they were very expensive – but the result was nada. This year, for the same price, I’ve got tons of seeds and so far six have germinated. The seedling that’s just been repotted will have to come back inside though as I doubt it would thrive on the patio….
© Helen Butt, May 2014