What's happening 2020

I added a wildlife pond to my front garden in March

I have started to build a living wall in our back garden in June .

Jenny and I have a difference of opinion. I think more is more and I Jenny thinks less is more. So I have given in and changes to our back garden are afoot. Gone are the hanging baskets. Three of the very large pots have been moved.

I will add pictures and more comments later.

Things that surprised me this year:

1. A Persicaria seedling has appeared in a wall basket.

2. A Canna has started to grow in a pot full of Zingiber Officialis.

3. A Colocasia Esculenta has started growing outside in our front garden with no protection. Not sure how it got there.

AUG. A SCHOOL APPROACHED THE RAYLAIGH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY JUST PRIOR TO LOCKDOWN SO I WAS NOT ABLE TO GO IN.

I HAVE BEEN TO THE SCHOOL 7 TIMES DURING THIER SUMMER HOLIDAY BUT I HAVE TO WAIT FOR A DBS CHECK BEFORE I CAN GO BACK.

DBS CHECK RECEIVED NOVEMBER SO HAVE BEEN BACK TO THE SCHOOL.

HAVE NOT BEEN BACK IN 2021 YET. I HAVE PLENTY OF PLANTS TO TAKE SO CANNOT WAIT UNTIL I GET MY JAB.

I had planned to give a Gardening talk to a Ladies Group in Eastwood in June but that had to be postponed/cancelled. I offered to invite them at my garden as couples from the same household which started today 24 June. Two more tomorrow and the same next week. The ladies kindly donated £40 which I will pass on to SCAFT plus £10 for plant sales. Many thanks.

25 June I have since transferred £50 to SCAFT.

29 July I tranaferred £82 to SCAFT. With a further £29 sent to SCAFT in September, the total is £161 for 2020.

OCTOBER 2020: I APPROACHED PLANT HERITAGE WITH A VIEW TO HAVE A NTIONAL COLLECTION OF ARISAEMA. MY RESEARCH HAS STARTED AND I AM VERY EXCITED AT THE PROSPECT. SEE SECTION ON ARISAEMA.