Adrienne’s Garden shed
Recycle your displays by removing tender perennials from pots and borders. you can overwinter them in individual pots on a frost-free windowsill indoors, or in a cool greenhouse. Check that the plants are healthy and free from pests and diseases, and remove any faded leaves and spent blooms before you bring them indoors. Plant a batch of daffodil bulbs every few weeks from now until the beginning of November. tulips can be planted up to
six weeks later for blooms that will rub shoulders in May with brightly coloured spring bedding and flamboyant shrubs like rhododendrons.
Wallflower plants are sold
in bundles of bare-rooted plants in mixed colours. For best results, look for freshly dug supplies and make sure they have some soil attached to strong, healthy roots.
here’s a photo of me reading
Woman’s Weekly in Castries, st Lucia, drinking a rum punch. the article on curing a headache might come in handy later! Barbara Laban,