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Winter wonders

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 18:23

One of my friends from the Alpine Garden Society has just grought me an article for our group newsletter on Hellebores.  I took this picture of her and her husband;s garden which is a picture that illustrates a winter wonder indeed.

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Winter wonders

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 11:40

The picottee hellebores still have a month of flowering on them.

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Winter wonders

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 19:27

These Galanthus elwesii "Colossus" have been delighting me for two months already this winter.  Their

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parent is behind and very much smaller.  

Winter wonders

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 13:22

New Brunswick in Canada where my sister lives had a heavy fall of snow this week and hoar frost, so she sent me this beautiful picture of her poplar tree.

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 And of her neighbours ice sculptures

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no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 17:12

i don't whinge because I can only remember the good things.  a friend asked me this morning how my garden was last summer.  i replied it was super - I had such a glut of strawberries I am still eating them.  only after she had gone did I remember the complete absence of Bramley apples which I normally have tons of.

Winter wonders

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 17:43

The old carpet is down and covered with the pond liner and the edges anchored.  When we had that frightful rain it began to fill up nicely but one night the wind was fierce and my anchoring not good enough so the water drained out the corner where the liner lifted.  But i will tackle it again when the cold lifts as all is intact and still there.  I hope your garden and the wildlife in it will help you heal after your trauma, Sarah.  So lovely to hear from you.  i am very well but feeling the cold and so my photos at the moment are coming from the kichen window!

Winter wonders

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 13:35

How cute is that.  My male brambling is eyeing up my bird ornament with solar powered light on my picnic table.  I would love to get a photo of the female if she comes to feed and sees this.  He has been looking at it for over ten minutes now.

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Winter wonders

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 17:23

I am now catering at mu back door for one robin, one magpie, two bramblings, two collar doves, two bakckbirds.and three bluetits   the bramblings are the last to go when the big birds spook the small birds and the

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first to fly back again.  They share their time betwwen the picnic table and the ground.  There colour is darkening but theydo seem to be of different sexes.

Winter wonders

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 16:22

You need a hide like my kitchen, flowering rose but my bramblings are so tame If I kept my camera round my neck i am sure they would let me take a close-up.

Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 15:10

If you set them in egg boxes to chit now you can start by planting Swift potatoes and may be eating your own new potatoes end of May.  Grow lots of salad stuff - some to feed the slugs to keep them off your ther crops.  Sow broad beans now in pots on your balcony and when they are past being palatable to slugs and snails (four or six true leaves) plant them out in your allotment.  Sow dwarf beans later and then sugar peas and runner beans. All should give you good results and get you eager to try tomatoes,greens of all kinds and beetroot, carrots, etc.  Ask your neighbours which crops suit the soil.  Grow White Lisbon onios for your salad donions and sow the whole packet so you can leave some in to grow into big cooking onions.  Ask your wife which flowers she likes.  Daisies are always welcome and easy and cosmos will last a long time in a vase or in allotment.  Most of all keep enthusiastic whatever the weather throws at you and get a shed and furnish it with a couple of chairs and a shelf for your biscuit tin and thermos flask.  Allotments need time.  Good luck and we are all here to help.

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