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27 February 2009 10:55:07
I thought I would go in search of the double snowdrops, these weren't up when I photographed the last clump of snowdrops on the 6th February.
27 February 2009 10:51:39
closed up crocus
Its dull and drizzly today, I wonder is this the cause of the crocus being all closed up.
25 February 2009 22:34:33
White and purple Crocus
There was lovely bright sunshine today, it felt like spring is really here. The white crocus look so delightful.
24 February 2009 19:15:53
I was digging over the veg patch today. I was amazed at the parsnips and turnips still in it, only small but I had some turnips for this evenings dinner and they were lovely and tender. Parsnip tomorrow! The old carpet and black plastic have been down since October they are the next veg patches.
23 February 2009 18:42:57
Here are some lovely Eucalyptus branches I trimmed yesterday. Anyone want them for flower arranging? I like to keep the Eucalyptus as a bush as I have seen the trees blown down quite easily.
23 February 2009 18:37:35
Ready for compost
Its a pity she couldn't push it for me!
23 February 2009 18:34:32
Plenty to compost
All thoughts are now turning to getting the garden in shape. There is plenty of clearing up to do.The leaves off the Cordyline are very tough! I have trimmed quite a few bushes now. Plenty for the compost bins and left overs.
23 February 2009 14:11:53
This plant first caught my eye at a stand in 'Bloom' 2006. After I bought it today I went for a cup of tea and bumped into a new found friend from the aqua aerobics class. I showed her the plant and we had a laugh as her name is 'Elsie' !
21 February 2009 18:19:49
I got another 2 hours weeding this morning. As I was pulling out the weeds and the moss I was pulling up roots of plants. I had to run to find pots, then soil to keep them from dying. (Making more work for myself). I have now run out of decent sized pots. This is the 'spare plant area'. These are ready to go to good 'foster homes'.
18 February 2009 19:08:35
I got another hour out weeding today, the temperature was definitely colder, I was so intent on clearing all the old stems I didn't feel it ! I got a wheelbarrow full for the compost bin. There was this lovely little blue flower on the Periwinkle.
17 February 2009 23:20:50
I got out into the flowerbeds to weed and tidy up the dead foliage today. Must have spent 5 hours at it. Plenty of hairy bittercress and chickweed, I have so much of it. Lots of moss everywhere too, but it was nice to see the crocus popping up.
16 February 2009 16:39:43
The first of the daffodils
Just had a walk around the garden seeing as temperature said 10oC. The first daffodil is open. I noticed a bit of slug damage on the daffodil buds so I had to put out the slug pellets. There is a big slug population around here even though there are quite a few frogs also.
14 February 2009 18:40:51
Ernest H Morse June 2008
A red rose for Valentines Day. This is Ernest H Morse in June 2008. I hope he's the same in 2009! I got this rose bush when I was clearing someones garden to make way for a house extention. I was delighted to get it along with 6 other lovely garden plants. They came to a loving foster home!
12 February 2009 22:10:45
A rosebud in the snow
This cute rosebud is 'Compassion' it is a climbing rose with a lovely scent. Its on a south facing wall so that may be the reason it is still putting up buds. I managed to get a slip of this rose to grow and that flowered last year also.
09 February 2009 15:41:36
Maybe ......'Mabel Gray'
This is the 'lemon geranium' houseplant. When touched it gives off the strongest lemon fragrance! It only gets a very tiny lilac flower on it.
09 February 2009 15:31:14
Spicey smelling carnation
I found this flowering in the homemade greenhouse and brought it out to take a photo in the snow. The smell of 'cloves' from it is so strong that I brought it into the kitchen to enjoy.
06 February 2009 13:32:16
We got a light fall of snow last night. Today its sunny spells and light snow flurries. I spied the little snowdrops putting up their flowers. I put my homemade manure on this bed most years as it is the only dry patch I have in this damp garden.
03 February 2009 15:50:11
Seeing as we had no snow this morning I got my trusty old bike out and cycled to our local garden centre. Its a fine place for a wonder round. They always have a 'sale table' which I am very fond of!!! This is the bargain I got and I planted it straight away. I think with a bit of organic fertiliser later on it will come on fine.
01 February 2009 16:14:58
Looking forward to 'Lollipops'
Yesterday I saw these Helenium roots and couldn't resist them.. ..( I've planted them in a pot and put them on the kitchen windowsill). I don't ever remember seeing this type before. I did have Heleniums in the garden two years ago but after growing for a few years they never came back. They require well drained soil in a sunny site. These sweet little Tete a Tete were in the homemade greenhouse.