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New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 15:26

One completely open Berghill, so you can see the working parts inside. and not so  frosted that it's unrecognisable. 

each species/hybrid counts as one, so all my entire collection of Helleborus orientalis scores 1

You can make your own rules to suit yourself but I stick with the ones I started off with because it's a long term record

Though I have to admit if you asked me to produce the early ones I wouldn't know where to start looking.


New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 15:18

It will be another year of records Verdun, I'm not trying to prove climate change is or isn't happening

I prefer to keep an open mind, I think I'm successful in that as things keep falling out. 



New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 14:07

Maybe it will Hazel 

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 12:58

A colder night may well change things Verdun We expect our first real frost tonight.

I've been doing a count for many years, it's very variable, anything from 6 (only the larger shrubs showed above the snow), to 40 something. It will be interesting to see the results. I have many flowers out that have never before flowered on NYD, but a quick glance suggests fewer left-overs from summer. 

For us it's not a competition to see how many we can get, it's a year by year comparison on the same date every year. It makes an interesting study.

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 10:51

I'm ready

Which way up???

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 23:10

Welcome to the forum Daftcow, 

Summer house discussion

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 22:51

Ours, yes Rb

Thanks, we like it. any holes in the roof are down to woodpecker activity. They're cedar shingles, formerly on the house roof

Which way up???

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 17:43

Refer him/her to us Daftcow

A  link to this thread via email maybe? There will be more comments yet

Which way up???

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 17:21

Look like roots to me, what does the other end look like?

Is it April 1st?

Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 17:19

A hedge 'should' be trimmed just as you like it Verdun

I like some wavy bits and a small tree or two and only trim it once a year

Works for me and the lodgers

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