On the grounds that I still don’t feel like doing all the things I ought to be doing, I stopped at a garden centre on my way home from work and bought another bag of compost..
..which I then proceeded to spread all over the kitchen floor. (It’s cold outside, and I need to wash the floor anyway).
All things considered, it was a productive evening.
I rescued this:
out of its tiny pot. (For some reason it was also in a cage, I hope it won’t attack me now I’ve let it out).
Then I rescued this:
out of its even tinier pot:
I transferred the chrysanthemums out of their pots and into the last 3 balcony boxes and a tub (and snuck hyacinth bulbs in between them). The flowers have pretty much gone over, but they might as well have a proper home to be over in.
Then I found pots for my hibiscus cuttings which have been rooting (in a jar of water) since about March:
And then, because I was on a roll, I dealt with the aphid infestation:
I’ve never seen them go quite as crazy as that before. The poor plant’s seen much better days.
I gave it a major haircut and washed all the visible bugs off. Probably have to wash it every day for a while.. Looks a bit happier now though. I’ll have to get a spray bottle too.
I still have several to pot on, but I’ve run out of decent sized pots so they’ll have to wait.
I’m so glad I have my own kitchen! 🙂
I’ll add pictures of yesterday’s plants tomorrow.