If Van Gogh had lived in Ireland and owned a digital camera. He would probably of taken the following picture. I told you before when I went in Argos in Killarney and purchased a digital camera. The helpful lady serving us asked us if we wanted batteries. I heard my self ask her:
"What film does the camera take?"
Any road. The missus took this picture of a sunflower growing between the new potatoes.
Regular readers will know the story of us pulling up at Fishguard Docks at three in the morning and the Welsh police ("Heddlu") asking us if we had any "lawn mowers" in the back of the Luton van. It was the 'Foot and Mouth' crisis and the powers that be believed that 'powdered babies milk' and lawnmowers could spread it. Never mind the international terrorists and drug smugglers. Somebody could be smuggling a lawnmower. You couldn't make it up!
There's an old gardening joke/conundrum: "The simplest method of multiplication is division."
But yes it's true. I made twenty new plants the other morning. Most people divide their perennials during Spring and Autumn. They are getting watered twice a day and they don't seem to be taking any harm. I will probably sell some in a month at a car boot sale to make some money.
I won't be selling my Osteospermum plants though. I rescued two bedraggled plants from the garden and now I have ten. The tunnel temperatures seem to be dropping at the moment. It's quite common for the tunnel temperature to reach forty degrees. It won't be long before we start taking lots of cuttings and 'rooting' them with hormone rooting powder. Griselinia and Fuchsia hedge clippings is dead easy and they will get planted out in the vegetable plot to overwinter. Then I will plant another hedge and probably sell a few hundred of them 'bare rooted' on the old carboot sale in Spring. I suppose this is how plant nurseries start? I'll probably put the plants outside in the veg plot now that it's showery weather. Do you make regular division of your plants?