Viewing Pippi21's Garden Diary: Getting the flower beds ready for the winter
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Spring bulbs plantedI've been waiting for the ground to dry up after all the rainfall we've had in Sept. and October..Yesterday I decided it was in the 60's temperature range but there was a fine mist in the air all day, making it feel cold and I could on;y get the daffodils that I dug up back after they bloom replanted yesterday. With my Raynaud's, I had to quit, working with the soil was just too cold and it took a couple of hours from my fingers to feel warm and ok.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011..I finished planting the Pretty in Pink Triump Tulips today. Nice day but a bit of breeze; at least warmer than yesterday. I sitll have about 5 tulip bulbs left and I'd like to get some more and plant in the patio containers. Maybe add some daffs and grape hyacinths around the edge. Will wrap a piece of hardware cloth around the pot or put a stepping stone on top till it freezes, then life off so squirrels don't get in it and dig up.
Sprayed Liquid Fence on the dirt where I planted until I can get mulch put on top and cayenne pepper.
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