I currently have fresh seeds for sale.
Details can be found here...
11 February 2017 11:23:39
And here I am postponing going out to the garden again with a second journal for today.
I guess I'm hoping that moss will scrape itself and those perennials will cut themselves back!
Anyway, I thought the following two videos might prove useful.
The first is about what to do with hippeastrums after flowering and the second is a look around my greenhouse in winter.
Four Easy Steps To Reflowering Amaryllis/Hippeastrum - YouTube
Midwinter Greenhouse - citrus, cold orchids & lots of succulents
11 February 2017 11:04:42
It is quite cold and miserable here and I decided to spend some time scraping moss from my drive rather than dealing with the cold earth.
But I have been doing a bit in the borders, where I realised strobilanthes had become a thug and needed serious curtailing. Two years ago I made the mistake of putting its stems on the compost and I had lots of strobilanthes in my lasagne bed last year. Thankfully it wasn't too hard to sort. When I think of how I nursed that plant from seed and this is how the ungrateful wretch repays me!
Anyway, I've been sowing a few easy seeds. Some beautiful sweet pea that were gifted to me last year at an open day and some amazing blue China asters. Being true to form, I made videos about both and I'll post the links below.
How To Sow Sweet Pea - easiest & most rewarding of all seeds - YouTube
How I Sow Half Hardy or Tender Annuals - blue China asters - YouTube
24 January 2017 21:09:09
As we are all busy in our gardens, kicking off a new year, I thought I would ask this question. I would really appreciate your feedback.
Are there any particular videos you would like me to make on certain gardening tasks? For example, pruning is always popular at this time of year? What task are you about to do that you will need to look up first? Or what tasks do your friends ask your advice on because they need to do them and are unsure of how?
Thanks a million.
12 January 2017 10:40:44
I just wanted to say that I too was at Johnstown last Saturday, despite a rotten cold, and what a wonderful day it was too. Hats off to all the organisers!
Can you believe, I didn't take a single photo on the day but I did make this little video, which I'm sure you will enjoy.
Hazel, you were recognised on YouTube from the video as the lady whose garden I visited last year ;-) I wonder who I'll inflict a visit on this year!
Snowing heavily here in Wexford today so stay warm, all of you!
Gardening Club Get-Together at Johnstown - plus orchid display - YouTube
My YouTube gardening channel...
Gardening at Douentza - YouTube
20 November 2016 00:09:01
This is just to let you know that I will be giving my talk on Exciting Annuals in Bunclody Library this Thursday 24th November at 7pm.