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Time never stands still!!

14 November 2017 07:10:05

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I'm just finding the time is running away with itself and I'm chasing after it!! 

So much going on at the moment it's hard to find time to do everything and before you know it it's nearly a month since I posted!!! 

Not much really done in the garden over the past while. I've been looking after my granddaughters so that is taking priority. But I've had a day here and there where I've cut back lots and found lots!! It's hard to know what to leave as the place looks great when tidied but bare also.  I've tucked up my Tree Fern for the Winter now and hopefully that should help it get through if we get that cold snap they've been forecasting.

I love finding the buried treasures under the old perennials that need cutting back .  Hellebores are starting to flower, primroses are appearing, wallflowers, and I see foliage of the Spring bulbs appearing too.  Great sight!! 


I've taken in some Dahlia, a few favourites and some in pots. Some Salvia that havent reached the planting stage yet, more purchases waiting to be housed!! Also Begonia that where exceptional during the Summer months  

I had an hour to spare yesterday and I bubblewrapped half of the greenhouse.  It's hard to do it when everything is in there, but I did it and that's another job ticked off the everlasting list! 


Hope you are all till enjoying your gardens  and this site. I can't wait to see what the new one brings  


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 14 November 2017 09:38:35

The glasshouse are getting a little stuffed at this time of year, but better safe than sorry to bring plants in. Great to see buds on spring flowering shrubs and the primulas are enjoying this weather. Your Tree Fern has been doing so well for you that not wrapping it up would be a huge risk. Enjoy looking after your granddaughters and there is always the weekends to do a few hours in the garden.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 November 2017 16:45:01

That's a really juicy helebore in the last photo! I did a little bit of leaf clearing but there is still a huge amount to do. I'm trying to be disciplined and shred each day's worth of cut-back perenials but the temptation is to keep chopping away once I get started! - Saw the reply to your comment from Craig - that's a bit worrying isn't it?

JoanG JoanG 14 November 2017 22:08:51

Don't worry Jackie, plenty of jobs on the list still to do here too, but we'll get there.  It was so mild today, I got half my tulips planted this afternoon.  The Aeoniums are in the greenhouse now also the Cannas except for my big one which is trying to put out another flower!  Nature is amazing at times. 


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