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Another bag of potting soil

I had to get a bag of potting soil today for a planter that is being used for the tulip bulbs (no, I still haven’t planted them, but i have a good reason! I needed to get potting soil …)

As always, I seem to be incapable of walking into the nursery and leaving with only what I came for. This time a few seedlings found their way into my car as well as four white Dipladenias. I have a plan for the Dipladenias (or are they Mandevillas – can the plant-naming-people make up their minds? My previous Dipladenias were labelled Mandevilla and these are exactly the same but labelled Dipladenia).

But, I going off point … The plan for the Dipladenias; the two I have are doing so well here that I decided to get more for the front bed trellisses. Its too hot there for the existing Star Jasmine which are getting scorched so I need to  move them (or over-plant with the Dipladenias – is that a thing one can do?)

Then the little six-pack seedling trays were calling me and I came home with Delphiniums, Digitalis and Cinerarias. Now to find homes for them …

[one_half]New acquisitionsA Bag of Potting Soil[/one_half]


It looks like rain this weekend. Hopefully it will clear long enough for me to spend some time in the garden.

Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

2 replies on “Another bag of potting soil”

Haa ha!! So funny – that “just a bag of potting soil” is the dangerous way of going to the nursery. It’s like going grocery shopping when you are hungry 🙂 this will always mean “what else do I need” …..
The delphiniums are so beautiful and delicate. I wanted these flowers for Kristens wedding bouquet, but they were not in season. I would hate to know that you have removed the star jasmine. They are so beautiful growing on the trellises. I like the idea of adding another creeping flower to help shade them. This might work!

Hi Barbs – No, I don’t think I will remove the Star Jasmine. But now I have a conundrum … there are bulbs coming up all over the place and no place for me to dig to plant my Dipladenias … now I sit with them. They are such nice substantial plants already.

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