I hope you are as lucky as i have been. After a heavy shower the sun came out so I sallied forth for some vitamin D and adventures - two this morning! i found two tulips flowering in February - OK their leaves have been dinner for a slug and they are alpines planted in the sunniest part of the garden but in February!!! Also my two cuttings i took from the rhododendron greenery in my Xmas present bouquet are growing apace and one has three buds on - cannot wait to see what colour they are.
Oh dear such a dreary forecast for a Monday morning - only 7 degrees which it is already so all downhill today getting colder and colder till only 1 degree tonight and lots of rain or hail with it! I doubt whether I will venture outside today.
It rained all afternoon but Son no2 arrived with some of his film collection and i chose "The Revenant" to watch. what a film! It is going to be a bit colder again tomorrow too.as well as wet!!!
Oh TY Flumpy I had forgotten about my forsythia. just been up to look and buds bursting open. I will replace my Valentine's Day flowers with a big bunch of forsythia next week some time as they won't last much longer. next week!
A bit brighter out now but has been a wet night and more heavy rain forecast for the afternoon. I think gardenng in the conservatory today might be sensible specially as high winds are forecast too. There may be more tree branches ready to fall.
Wow, Verdun I have not been so lucky but I do spend all my smaller winnings on the garden and it mounts up over the years. It has rained since noon but I did take out my camera, shielded it with my raincoat to get pictures of my daffs which are all over the garden - native Welsh, Tete a tete. Hawera. Minnow among them.I have lovely large flowers on my primulas this year.
Bah humbug - the rain drove me in. had it been a little warmer i would have stayed out but not wise to be wet and cold. Yes aym280 that hellebore is sublime. Says to leave 25 inches space for it as it spreads. I was lucky enough to win £25 on one of my premium bonds so treated myself this month. My garden should be called "The Premium Bond Garden" I think!.
Rain forecast for the afternoon but at the moment it is dry though glooy but mild at 8 degrees already so should get some gardening in today. New hellebores and heucheras needing planted.
Oh my goodness my order from Suttons for three Madame Lemonnier helebores and three "Tangerine Wave"heucheras has just arrived and they are so beautiful.
You too GWRS. I have just been on a tour of inspection - no damage done and the cherry blossom I expected to have been stripped off the trees hung on tenaciously and looks lovelier than ever.