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4th July 2021Disa Trevarth .
It has been an exhausting week, the temperature has been high and the humidity has made the garden a sweaty place to work. A short nap around lunchtime has never seemed so appealing. A series of showers cooled the garden while they were falling but we really needed a good thunderstorm. It was promised but it didn't arrive, the clouds passed overhead as gently as sheep in a pasture.
The Disa are flowering well in the greenhouse, it is time to start pollinating this years hybrids but I have been struggling to work out what I am doing. In frustration last week I set about giving all of the seedlings a clone number so that I could identify them. The next step is to pick out the best of them for further assessment. I have a feeling that once the good ones are together in a group it will be easier to see a way forward.
Disa Trevarth exemplifies the problem. A handful flowered last year, enough to see that there were going to be some interesting plants. Almnost all of them have flowered this year and almost all of them are interesting. My task for this afternoon is to pick out the best and put them to one side. I might have a cup of coffee first to aid my ruthlessness.