Tuesday, May 21

Lid Renovation

I recently posted about the vandalisation of my Living Lid by creatures unknown - although I think we had settled on blackbirds as the most likely culprits. 

Last week I had a visit to a local garden centre where amongst other things - lots of other things - I found some sedum and sempervivums to replace those that has disappeared.

I bought Sedum - Silver Frost, Sedum - Sexangulare, Sedum tetractium - Coral Reef and Sempervivum-Rheinhard which you may be able to pick out amongst some other acquisitions.

I have now carried out a lid renovation and hope the blackbirds are too busy squabbling over territory and feeding nestlings to indulge in any further acts of vandalism.
You may be able to spot very small surviving remnants of the main plant casualties. Some of the tiny pieces had already rooted and so I am hoping these grow on. I've left plenty of space as these plants should multiple if they are left alone to get on with growing.

I may put some sort of netting over the trays over winter as a security blanket as that seems to have been when the damage occurred. I don't want to cover them up now as the idea is to make the garden look attractive.


Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

7 comments:

  1. I do love the alpines, they have a magic all of their own. I did a similar thing and redid a small bed recently. I hope yours spread beautifully and are not attacked again!xxxx

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    1. I hope they survive too Snowbird - and they hurry up and spread out.

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  2. They will surely spread and your alpine garden will look really great.

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    1. If those birds behave I hope so, Vesna

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  3. I empathise. Blackbirds are a menace sometimes - especially when I distribute my home-made compost. The Living Lid looks good again.

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    1. Compost I'll put up with Mark - plants no!

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  4. Oh dear! Hope this plant will survive!

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