Spring plantings

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Oct 082011
 
Photo of pink boronia by mrpbps, published on Flickr.com with a Creative Commons licence - click to see original

Photo of pink boronia by mrpbps, published on Flickr.com with a Creative Commons licence - click image to see original

You can tell it’s spring by the madding crowd at the local bulk-buy plant nursery. Also daylight savings started this week.

Monday:  filled a terracotta urn with potting mix and poked four varieties of strawberry into its exterior pockets. A couple of the seedlings already have flowers and small, unripe fruits.

Tuesday: dug a trench between the olive tree (sapling, really) and the driveway, into which I dropped three Boronia heterophylla — two “Moonglow” (white) and one “Blue Waves” (pale mauve-blue).

I bought these just last weekend from a reputable nursery (not the aforementioned bulk-buy place) but their roots turned out to be terribly pot-bound and one of the Moonglows developed something like dieback the day after I brought it home.

Hoping they’ll recover, settle in and form a nice hedgelet in front of the olive tree (sapling).