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Is Spring on the way?

03 February 2012 14:02:41
Last garden photos of 2011

Last garden photos of 2011

Can't believe it is so long since I have written anything. Where do the weeks go? Too much time spent on Facebook.

I have had 3 or 4 sessions in the garden already this year.  Mostly cutting back and weeding. We tackled the Bay Tree and cut off all the dead branches from last winter. All now waiting to be shredded.

I have also been potting up lupins in the greenhouse and penstemons that I grew from cuttings. The penstemons are in the house to protect them from the cold.

The Witch Hazel flowered from Christmas Day and the snowdrops, crocus, primroses and irises are going strong at the moment. Lets hope there will not be much snow.

I have sweet pea seeds ready to sow . This time of the year all the new cataloguies are coming in. Great temptation!

Starting to think about Hillsborough Horticultural Society's Spring Show on 31st March and helping to plan for the Irish Garden Plant Societys AGM which the Northern Group are planning this year 12th and 13th May.

Off out into the garden wwhile the sun is still shining. 

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Rachel Rachel 03 February 2012 23:05:18

That poor old bay tree! But aside from that, this winter has been so good that we forget previous years' travesties.

Periwinkle Periwinkle 04 February 2012 18:09:20

Hi Hilary, good to see you back on again and know you are still busy with your large garden! What nurseries show at the Hillsborough Spring Show? Myrtle and I have been at the last two summer shows in May but will probably give that one a miss this year, cant be everywhere!

hilary36 hilary36 10 February 2012 17:39:38

Good to hear from you. The Hillsborough Show is our local gardening club not garden Shoe Ireland. We are on a much smaller scale. Having said that we do have a plant stall and always do good teas. It is Saturday 31st March. A little bit early for some people but we have to fit in with the daffodil exhibitors. 

Don't forget any time you are up North you are welcome to call.

I have had 1 day in the garden this week but got a lot done. Plenty more to do.



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