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hilary36's Journal

hilary36's Journal

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New Gardening Year

06 January 2011 14:55:27

I can hardly believe I haven't written anything since July. Where have those 6 months gone. I had a walk round the garden today and noticed some daffodil shoots coming up. Hopefully the predicted snow for tomorrow won't be as bad as last time.  I actually lost plants in the porch at the front of the house. It was just so cold despite heat being on. The plants in the conservatory at the back have so far all survived. Extra heat on there.

My husband hired a mini digger in the summer and we cleared out 4 beds which had got totally weed invested and out of control. Now we need to hire a skip to get rid of all the rubbish. First task for this year and replant the beds which I am looking forward to doing.

 I have been feeding the birds all winter and it is lovely to watch them. Unfortunately one of cats takes a too healthy interest in ornithology. We have pheasants which are bred at the top of the road and come down for extra supplies.

I am going to spend the rest of the afternoon marking up free seed lists ready for this years season. I ususally end up ordering more that I need.

Happy New Year to everyone and lets hope for a super gardening season in 2011. Our local horticultural society show is already being planned for the first weekend in April.

Best wishes,

Hilary


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 06 January 2011 16:06:15

Despite your lack or writing you have obviously been busy. 

 

Paddy 


Ladybird Ladybird 06 January 2011 19:48:11

Happy gardening for 2011 and do let us know what you are planting in those beds!


fraoch fraoch 06 January 2011 19:50:02

Happy new year to you too.


Myrtle Myrtle 06 January 2011 21:03:36

Nice to hear from you Hilary and Happy New Year. I expect you lost plants in the snow like the rest of us but now we are all looking forward to a new gardening year. Hope your garden grows well for you in 2011.


Clara Clara 06 January 2011 21:22:03

Happy New  Year  Hillary,   and the best year for all your plans.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 06 January 2011 23:49:00

All the best for your garden plans in 2011.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 07 January 2011 21:16:22

Hi Hilary! Glad you are still busy with your garden and making plans for the coming season. A very Happy New year to you and yours! I loved Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' that you gave me and which did very well but doubt if it will survive this severe winter. Also the double blue geranium which was very pretty, it may survive.


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