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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Sunny Morning and Afternoon.

After a foggy start we had a sunny morning followed by grey clouds but then the sun broke through once more. By the time the sun began to go down there was not a cloud to be seen in the sky.  As we have a viewing on Monday I didn't carry on pulling up weeds from the bank but did some 'here and there' tidying around the garden - edges tidied up and leaves picked off plants that sort of thing.
My indoor job was to have a clean up in the conservatory, wiping down everything and clearing out the old spiders' webs. While I was doing that I noticed that the leaves of my dwarf umbrella tree (dwarf only in respect to a jungle, it's now touching the conservatory roof) besides being dusty some had black marks. My guess is some sort of mould so I carefully washed the black off every leaf. There were a lot of leaves and each one is split into 10 leaflets. It looks much better now and hopefully I haven't spread the mould over the whole plant. I try not to use chemicals and I expect most of the chemicals recommended in my otherwise excellent Readers' Digest Book of Gardening are now prohibited. Then I snipped all the dead leaves from the trailing geraniums which gave away the fact that I don't always look after my plants properly. A number of the orchids which are mainly in the sitting room are starting to flower so they do get proper orchid food in their weekly watering.

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