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Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 14/02/2012 at 17:29

I thought you might like to see my Hellebore. I went into the garden this morning and there it was looking just beautiful in the morning sunshine.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/5582.jpg?width=316&height=350&mode=max

 Just what you need to see on a winters day.

Valentine's Day

Posted: 14/02/2012 at 14:46

My husband has bought me 3 bags of multi purpose compost. Now don't laugh, but its what I wanted, so I will get lots and lots of flowers from that. It doesn't have to be Valentines Day for him to get me flowers, he is always buying me flowers which is always lovely. 

Frogspawn

Posted: 13/02/2012 at 18:03

Hi Kate here is a picture of my pond all tucked up for the winter. We went down to -10 here in Bournemouth the other night and my pond was free of ice.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/5572.jpg?width=249&height=350&mode=max

 I've got a couple of layers of bubble wrap over the top and some wrapped all the way round.

garden dilema!

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 17:56

I've got quite a few Foxgloves and they are lovely, the bees really love them too. I've also got Lupins and mine have grown well, they have been in a couple of years now. You do have to keep an eye on the slugs but it is worth it. The Foxgloves multiply over the years and I just lift the young plants that have sprung up and replant them into my flower bed. I've got Hardy Geraniums to go in  this year and Penstemons, they are coming on nicely in the greenhouse. Good Luck.

WORMCASTS

Posted: 09/02/2012 at 18:37

You need to wait unil the casts and lawn are completly dry before brushing them away. You can also make sure you reduce the amount of food available by removing grass clippings and leaves regulary. Worms are benficial to the garden though, as they inprove aeriation and drainage of the soil. So its not all bad.

Frogspawn

Posted: 08/02/2012 at 19:00

HI Kate I haven't seen any frogspawn yet either in my pond. I only have a small container pond and because of the freezing weather I have it covered with bubble plastic and I've wrappen bubble plastic round it as well. I've done this every winter and it works a treat. In past years I've just lifted the bubble plastic to make sure all is ok and I've quite oftern seen frogspawn, so it doesn't stop the frogs getting in. Although its small it still attracts a lot of wild life, the birds love it and I've seen dragon flies too.

Bees Are Already Buzzing!!

Posted: 07/02/2012 at 18:52

Yes, I'm going to watch that roseyrow, I've set it to record incase I forget its on. Really looking forward to it as well. 

Talkback: Gardening jobs for snowy weather

Posted: 07/02/2012 at 18:13
We haven't had one flake of snow here in Bournemouth but it has been bitterly cold. All I've been doing is running outside to defrost the bird bath and keeping them fed. I have had Snowdrops arrive in the post but the ground it too hard to put them in so they are in a pot at the moment waiting for milder weather.

Companions in the wildlife garden

Posted: 04/02/2012 at 18:32

We don't have any snow here in Bournemouth (yet), its raining. I've been watching the birds today and making sure they have plenty to eat and drink and it has been really entertaining. There has been one Blackbird that is hogging the food, as you can see in the picture he sits guard over it and he has been fighting Starlings, Robins, Blue Tits, any bird that goes near he will try and keep them away. What a bully. He didn't fight a pigeon that came down to feed though, I suppose there are limits even for a Blackbird.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/5465.jpg?width=238&height=350&mode=max

Companions in the wildlife garden

Posted: 04/02/2012 at 14:44

My Snowdrops have arrived and now the ground is far too frozen to get them in. They are in the green so I'm keeping them watered and they should be ok to go in as soon as freezing weather goes away. I've got just 20 to start me off and if mine end up looking like yours happymarion I will be very pleased.

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