Jess is in the Garden


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Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 20:40
I like the word galanthophile, nut

Yes, my mum is a star - hasn't a clue about plants, but that means I have fun doing up her pot plants on the balcony.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 20:06
Philippa.

Thanks Berghill, will have a look at those.

Got a gift from my mum today -a pot of snowdrops in the green no less! Now have impossible task of deciding where to plant them!

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 14:37

Thought I'd post a couple of pics I took at RHS Wisley last weekend - it was a glorious Winter's day and the grasses/seed pods looked so beautiful. Proof that this lot even look stunning in Winter!


 


 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 13:30

Before my time Forester  

Thanks Wonderboy - very chivalrous of you!

Will persist with the irritating music and presenter though, as a 1 hour-long gardening program is too good to miss!

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 13:27

Off to check mine for the upteenth time this week Forester 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 13:26

I never even knew how many varieties there were Berghill - amazing.

Thanks for all the tips.

Now to find a snowdrop walk/garden to visit which isn't a million miles from us and where I can drool over the real McCoy!

 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 10:53

I love the fact we have an hour-long gardening program at last (GW, take note!) and can only hope that GW may follow suit.

The topics so far have been interesting too.

The only issue I have with GBGR is the bloody soundtrack playing over the presenters' voices (I don't mind some music, when it's well placed and not on constantly in the background).

Oh and James Wong referring to every plant as "these guys" or "those guys" - would have happily wrung his neck the other night!

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 10:48

Thanks Berghill and everyone who has replied - I was worried the rain had gotten to them too as everything here is soaking 

That said, the few I put in pots south-facing are emerging...and they were from the same lot as the shady garden side - so maybe they weren't/aren't all dead! Though I take your point Berghill, that many will be and if I get no show, I'll try buying them in the green this year (thanks nut). Spent a bloody fortune on the dried ones too

Good luck Forester - keeping my fingers crossed for yours too!

 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:55

Great idea Star- group photo!

Ravingham looks lovely - one to checkout soon.

Will let good friend of mine know about the E. Anglian snowdrop trail, as he lives in Norwich and would love too see them some time.

 

enjoy!

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:47

Thanks everyone- planted mine from dry bulbs in autumn but not so much as one so far - garden totally in shade from November to February (west facing but with some tall buildings shading it from low winter sun). Only one small pot at front of house which faces east and has had winter sun, has a few shooting snowdrops in it.

Here's hoping 

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