Posted: 24/01/2014 at 13:57
I've had a walk around the garden, picking up bulbs that have been dug up or otherwise decided to leave the earth and lie on top. The blackbird is singing away, but no haggis to be seen. The overwintering brassicas are doing very well, some sprouting broccoli and kale picked this week. I gave them a feed with some nettle stuff i had left over as its so mild.
The bulbs I have put in pots, mainly snowdrops pushed out of clumps, I can replant them/give them away later. Bulbs are emerging well. The first pulmonaria is flowering, and the squirrel has decided to eat the camellia buds. I might as well chop it out. The squirrels eat all the flowers before they open.
I'm going to put some hellebore pictures on the camera thread. I'm thinking of pollinating "shooting star" with a double red that is about to flower. I know Verdun will say thats a bit of a long term project, but I hope I have a good few years in me yet. My parents are still alive in their eighties, My great aunt Mabel died at 101, (on my dads side), my dad has a 92 year old cousin still driving, and my mums Aunt Sylvia asked me to her next birthday party when she came to my mums 80th. She's 98 next and still going strong.
It must be all those gardening genes keeping us fit.