Amaryilis Buds Open.
13 January 2010 16:50:32
Good things will come if you have patience to wait, eventually one of my Amaryilis has decided to show it's face and is now opening up to a tinged white - pink. The other one is still sitting hibernating however I'm hopeful some day soon it will take off as they have both been given the same treatment. Both the pink hyacinths are flowering as well, with the white one nearly thinking about peeping out. On the orchid front there is now only one of my orchids in bloom , what care should they be given once the flowers are past ? Any advice would be much appreciated.
The thaw has started up here but everywhere is rock hard and I feel it's going to be a while before there will be much chance of digging soil there is still a layer of ice all over the pond - lake. Had a look at the plants in waiting and although the lupins look a bit sad there is new growth appearing, the peony has new shoots just peeping up and other plants look reasonably okay even though they were uncovered during the big freeze. The one plant that I feel might have met it's demise are the lavender plants as they are very black but I'll give them a while yet before I bin them. Had a quick look round the flower beds around the house hellebores are peeping up and although some things look a bit sad I feel they will bounce back, once weather improves there is a lot of cutting back last years dead growth but hopefully it'll have given that bit of protection plants. Will also need to start and organise for the kitchen garden but 1st priority is to get things back to some kind of normality no money no fun.
With any luck the worst of the weather is over and one thing I need to do is organise some pots for my David Austin roses so as they will be on their way. Amazing how the evenings are lenghtening every day so roll on spring have to think positive.