Tuesday was a good day. Lots of great things happening all at once. I was just too tired after a bad day at work and then spending time in the garden to blog it!
My rose continues to make me very very happy! As soon as one bloom finishes there is another opening up! So glad I gave it a harsh trim last year. However I have had my rekindled joy at the rose tempered with a little bit of bad news. Black spot is making a show again.
I’m dealing with it as best I can, and it only seems to be affecting a small amount of leaves. They are being removed as fast as I find them and Rose Clear is being applied. If I can stay on top of it the plant should be OK. Not allowing the infected leaves to fall is helping I think. Only time will tell on this one.
Next up is my squash, Butternut in the above pic but the Juona is doing the same. They are flowering already! The plants themselves are still only small but they are already putting some flowers out. Is the plant not a little small? Not to worry, all seems good there. B-)
Then there is my Goat Willow (Salix caprea). The wall tree I had for a few years. I pulled it out of the wall because I was worried it would affect the mortar . When i pulled it I was scared I had killed it because the end had no roots. I put some rooting hormone but it didn’t seem to want to generate any for more than a year. Then it started putting out the catkin buds and I was happy…. But then the Catkins didn’t burst as they should. I was, again, worried it had died. This week it burst out with leaves! A clear sign it was at least alive! haha!
I’m hoping that with the growth of the leaves that it will also spend some energy building a root system. It NEEDS more roots if it’s to survive.
And finally… The thing that not even the wife knows about. (because I forgot to tell her yesterday)
The Walnut tree has FINALLY burst out with leaves! OMG OMG OMG!!!
I seriously thought it had died when one of two of the buds had turned brown last month. Some of them may have, only a few have burst, with luck others are just be a little slow? I think I need to get it into a new pot!
That’s it… All in all I’m a happy man. Lots of awesome things happening in the garden and some nice weather to enjoy it in!