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2014

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:23

Oh what a glorious golden day and another similar forecast for tomorrow, a rare two in a row.  I repotted three seedling hellebores, pricked out two trays of salad leaves seedlings and one of marigold "Apricot Dandy" and then had an onslaught on the back garden, all the time checking on my Trials for Mr. Fothergills Seeds Nation of Gardeners but all is well there.   No bed made yet.  Housework is not a priority when the sun shines.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:31

My friend has a tiny garden but it never ceases to amaze me how much he gets to grow in it.  here it is last S

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unday full of spring flowers.

2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 16:01

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 A quick snapping foray round the back garden and I found daffodils in all shapes and sizes blooming.  They have ,loved the mild winter.

 

2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:30

Managed to do my Monday morning safari round the garden between the very heavy showers.  Blue and red colours proved to be mostly polyanthus and hyacinths and early dwarf tulips but the stars at the moment are the daffodils.  They have loved the wet weather and are making huge clumps.  I will try after lunch to take photographs between showers as it is not at all windy.  Just thought March came in like a lamb.  Oh dear I hope that lion stays away.  I am quite happy with spring foxes, birds, hedgehogs coming out of hibernation, squirrels and dormice on my safaris but not lions!

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:59

Can vouch for Long Acre Nurseries.  another good geranium is G. clarkia.

2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:48

How could I of all people with a wonderful Irish son in law and two lovely Irish grand-daughters have forgotten St. Patrick's day?  Remembered of course when watering as the two new rhododendrons called "Shamrock" needed a drink of rainwater and found one had its first flower truss open - lovely pale green flowers.  those two will make a fine basis for my display on M

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arch 17th

2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:08

I think bergenias are a bit like agapanthus - they love being congested.  When i do an irishman's cutting the first year I only have one flower but as they clump up there are more and more and they flower longer and longer.  i seem to be able to pick at least one bergenia flower all through the year.

2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:16

They do, Chicky.  Next big display will be St. George's day and then Easter.  The colour theme is Gold of course this year set off by blues and purples.  I sent these p

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ictures to my sister in Canada and just to make sure I knew how lucky I was she sent me pictures of her front garden and those in her street in New Brunswick, 

2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:52

Yes, They are wearing their age well those bergenias.  They were old fifty years ago!

2014

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 11:00

Happy St. David's Day from the daffodils in my Golden Jubilee Garden and from me.

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