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kitty's Journal

kitty's Journal

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so excited

18 December 2011 17:48:56
my little tresure

my little tresure

the helleborus i got in lidl has just opened fully, so delighted. can i plant this in the garden for next year?  this time next week we will be all awing an ohing at our pressies and falling asleep after the christmas dinner  or swearing not to eat as much for the next year. i will have hopefully have my birch that i asked for and the kids are so excited to see all their pressies


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J.D. J.D. 18 December 2011 17:52:19

I think I would have started to harden off the Helleborus as soon as I got it. I wouldn't be keeping it in the house. It's a hardy plant. Lovely to see it opening already though.


kitty kitty 18 December 2011 17:58:32

i will do that jacinta tomorrow just want to enjoy it today, will put it out at the end of the week. its so cute, hope the seeds germinate that i sowed and i will have loads then for next year, plus the ones rose burke gave me


J.D. J.D. 18 December 2011 18:13:48

Mild weather in store for us this week, so it would be a good time. 

You're going great guns with all the seed sowing.  


Jemo Jemo 18 December 2011 19:22:47

Kitty,ill be in a heap in the corner!......yipee


kitty kitty 18 December 2011 19:25:12

thank you jacinta. all i need is extra light and it would be just perfect then, hopefully everything will survive till march at least then i can put them in the tunnel


kitty kitty 18 December 2011 19:26:16

jemo what will you be up to in the corner LOL or is it case of been sent to the naughty corner like a bold boy


Dick Dick 18 December 2011 20:14:55

Looks great Michelle, the Helleborus is hardy and as Jacinta said the weather is getting mild again. you could harden it over the next few days, put it out in the morning, take it in at night and eventually you can leave it out. It will do well in partial shade.


Scrubber Scrubber 18 December 2011 21:15:49

Yes its amazing how such a delicate looking flower can shrug ff the coldest weather. as Dick says theres softer weather coming so it might get out for christmas. This time next week two little cherubs will be introducing themselves to the real Cherub who has assured me he will take them under his wing. The grandchildren are going to unveil them on christmas day and it will be my first time really seeing them (Cherubs!)together! Wot larks!


kitty kitty 18 December 2011 23:11:39

cant wait to see them either peter. that is the plan for next week and i have a spot for it and all


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