St George’s Day

I seem to have had a couple of memory lapses.  I’d say ‘senior moments’ but I refuse to accept those.

Firstly, it has been pointed out that I forgot to identify the Tuesday Treats dated 6 April.  I’ve done that now, and it’s here:

https://thepleasuregardener.blog/2020/04/06/tuesday-treats-2/

Secondly, I forgot that 23 April is St George’s Day.  I’ll make up for that now, so far as I can.

(By the way, there is a mismatch between my clock and this clock, and trying to change it only seems to make it worse.  I’m not staying up to 2.00am to get the right date on.  Really, I’m not.)

So, back to St George’s Day.  George and the dragon.  I don’t have any images of anything George-y, or anything dragon-y.  I do have a picture of something that I hope is hot and steamy.  Will that do?

Hugh's compost heap

It’s a nice, big compost heap.  One of our gardeners has managed to construct this mammoth heap – most of it is a cube 2 metres on a side – and there are a lot of grass clippings on there.  So, it definitely should be hot and steamy.

You can’t beat a good compost heap!

For those of us learning the ways of compost heaps, the covering keeps the heat and moisture in, and the dispersing weed seeds out.  Think of all those dandelion parachutes floating around right now.

Sadly, compost heaps shrink a very great deal in the making, but this should make a reasonable amount of finished compost for mulching flower beds in the autumn.

 

4 thoughts on “St George’s Day”

  1. Well, just like I said earlier, I had no idea what the first one (from your previous post that you linked to) is, and I STILL don’t. (Seriously, I am not at all familiar with Puschkinia scilloides var libanotica.) I knew what the second one is; and we used to grow it. I knew the species of the third, but not the cultivars. (Does that count?) Of course, the genus of the third is easy, but I did not guess that species.

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    1. Puschkinia are unfamiliar to many people, including some who have them in the garden and misidentify them as Scillas or Chionodoxa. Here, they’re readily available in bulb catalogues as autumn planted bulbs, and generally cost less than ten pence a bulb. It’s a shame, really, that they are so under-appreciated. Good calls on the rest!

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