I righted the shed…

on Monday and moved it onto the new concrete slabs then secured it to one of the new compost heap pallets that it now backs against.  The other two pallets were then replaced on Tuesday and I began clearing up, beginning with breaking up the old, rotten pallets to add to a bonfire that a plot neighbour will be having sometime soon.  I was pleased that I picked a mostly good week or so to do this work, and that it went as well as it did.

Since Friday it’s been damp and dull so I’ve not been plotting, and it looks like remaining unsettled for much of next week.   I had a quick look round this morning as I’d not been there since Thursday morning. There’s still plenty colour but the asters shown here had flopped over as I hadn’t staked and tied them.  They’re also a bit tall as I forget to cut them to half their height in early July to avoid staking.  Incidentally I know that the name Aster has been replaced by Symphyotrichum but I shall continue with the old one!

Have a good week!

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20 Responses to I righted the shed…

  1. Liz says:

    I like the asters lying down! Why do botanists constantly change names? It’s hard for me to wrap my brain around so stick to the old ones.
    Well done with the shed and compost fencing.

  2. Daisy Debs says:

    I always try to use the botanically correct Latin name for plants …but yes ..I think I’ll be sticking with “Asters” too ! Lol ! 🙂

  3. Jo says:

    I’m with you with the old names, I can never remember the new ones anyway. Glad you managed to get the jobs done, quite a large task on this occasion, you’ll be glad you got it all done before winter sets in.

  4. snowbird says:

    I stick to the old names as well! Good to hear you have the shed sorted. Love the asters.xxx

  5. Aster is so much easier to say! 😀

  6. They are asters to me … and a gorgeous colour too 🙂

    All the best Jan

  7. Asters shall be the name I use too. Well done on the shed work

  8. Caro says:

    I second all of the above as I can’t even begin to pronounce the new name – and ‘asters’ describes the flowers so well, like little stars (asteroids?). My mum used to get confused with name changes, I always had to call crocosmia ‘Montbretia’ so she would know which plant I was referring to!
    Well done on getting the shed moved, a Herculean task I imagine! xx

    • Flighty says:

      Caro good for you, I’ve another one which has just started flowering which I call ‘twinkling stars’. I’m not surprised that your mum got confused as I often do.
      Thanks, it wasn’t quite as daunting as I thought it might be. xx

  9. menhir1 says:

    Wonder why the name Aster was replaced with something sounding like an new style of orchestra!
    You have a achieved a lot with the changes you decided to make to the plot and also the maintenance of the hardware.


    • Flighty says:

      The new names are rarely, if ever, welcomed by gardeners. For instance Coleus is now Solenostemon.
      Thanks, I have indeed and which will stand me in good stead for the future. xx

  10. nikkipolani says:

    Oh, those asters are glorious. And I much prefer names that are easy to remember!

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