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in The potting shed
Okay thanks Wintersong
Only 2 days and this thread that I was enjoying has gone way back. So here is my greenhouse (well, half of it) with all my new babies.
A lot of the daffodils were blind this year. The forsythia is 22 years old and wasn't pruned for most of it's life so looking a bit woody in the middle.
How many bags of compost is that?
Lovely day today here in South Devon, so spent it stripping the ivy off the coving on top of the walls. And when I was up there, wobbling about on the top of the ladder, I thought 'I've never seen the garden from this angle before'. So took a couple of pics...
And here's a picture of the ladder!
Your garden is full of character Figrat.
Figrat, how lovely to have a garden on lots of different levels. Are you near Dittisham?
That's a very steep garden Figrat, but how good to see it from a different point of view.
I would think it's full of colour in summer
So much character and interest in your garden Figrat, always a pleasure to know it better
Figrat, I spent many months there in 1991 working on a large house set in about 70 acres. My assistant and I used to go to the Ferryboat. I met such wonderful people there, am still in touch with one of them. I loved the look of the place also
Figrat - love all that stone - must provide a great backdrop for plants. Does your garden heat up like a walled garden in summer ?
BusyLizzie - wow - what a collection. I guess your frosts are over (or do you have a GH heater?)
Also figrat - what is the red stemmed tree by the blue door ? Stunning silhouette !
Love looking at others pictures, so here are some of my own....
The last one is my daphne - which has been flowering since Boxing Day - a whole quarter of the year ! It makes me smile everytime I walk up our steps
Chicky, liked looking at your pictures. I have a little electic GH heater, 3 electric propagaters and a sand bed with a warm cable in it. That manages to keep it about 5° warmer than outside at night and the real babies have warm feet!
morning...beautiful photos.. good to see such lovely colours!
-Lizzie, had problems myself with blind daffs and tulips. One cause can be compacted soil, so when they die down, lift, fork over the soils add fertiliser and re-plant into the looser soil. It worked for some of mine...others I think I planted back too deeply.
The tulips I potted and forgot about...to my surprise found them with four inches growth... hope they flower.
Want to keep this going as spring is coming! Leonard Messel is out again.