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I'm passionate about spring bulbs. They're not the poshest of flowers, but I couldn’t bear to live without them – especially daffodils. I'm addicted to miniature daffs, especially tete a tete, and at this time of year when everyone else gets all
The first of the snowdrops are up, my daffodils are romping away - I can almost believe that spring will actually arrive. But it's the seed potatoes that are really firing me up.I can't resist buying seed potatoes, and have bought three batches
have been a real triumph. It hasn't been an easy growing year, with very hot, dry spells followed by regular downpours, but the pelargoniums have been in flower since spring and are still going strong.One amazingly vigorous variety, 'Calliope Dark Red
We've had a mixed garlic harvest so far this year - the bulbs I planted in spring did nothing and were a total waste of time. They were probably the worst I've ever grown (or, dare I admit it, the worst I've ever seen).However, the bulbs I planted
-fruiting winter cherry, a mini skimmia and some beautiful silver-leafed cinneraria. A trip to the garden centre added to the loot with winter flowering pansies, some small variegated ivies and a job lot of spring bulbs.I don’t really like winter cherries, worse
if any decrease in size because of the wet clay. As well as autumn planting, I sometimes plant garlic in spring (which usually results in a lower yield of smaller bulbs later in the season). I don't normally need to use a ridge for spring planting
I'm obsessed with garlic. I've had a bumper crop this year - a mixture of autumn- and spring-planted varieties - and I use vast quantities in just about every meal.Although I've stored a lot of garlic in plaits and loose in trays, to see me through
-munching sort - are disappearing. They have started to slow down and go off for their winter hibernation (presumably so that they can save energy ready to attack my plants again next spring with an increased fervour!).Now I may be a fool, but not fool enough
of slippers or soap sets really doesn't sound appealing, I would advise anyone to speak out nicely NOW and set up their own greenhouse fund, so it can then be up running by spring...
. If any one knows any anti-rain dances, please get dancing.'It's my garden and I'll whinge if I want to, whinge if I want to' springs to mind, sung of course to the tune of 'It's my party and I'll cry if I want to'!