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New shoots

24 March 2017 10:03:46

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I did a major major cut back on Clematis 'Blue Angel'. I know you can cut these plants hard back, but I was afraid that maybe I had gone too far.

Delighted the oher day to spot lovely big new shoots bursting out.

Once again, simple things keep us gardeners happy ;)

Have a good weekend folks.

Daffs

23 March 2017 11:00:25
Daffs

Daffs

Some cut Daffodils brightening the kitchen table today.

R. I. P.

10 March 2017 06:39:46

June Blake

06 March 2017 08:55:12

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This Primula is just starting to flower as the Snowdrops have gone over. This plant is a division of the main plant taken last year. I'm delighted to see this anount of flowers on it, and it must really like it's position as I'd say it's about two weeks ahead of the main plant.

More Hellebores

06 March 2017 08:43:31

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Aren't they just great and they just get on with the job in hand.

Dicksonia waking up.

02 March 2017 07:31:08

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Delighted to see the new fonds on this wonderful fern starting to swell and unfurl. I followed in Jackie's footsteps and potted up this the other day and was tempted to seperate it as it is a double, but then decided as I had earlier on to leave well enough alone and a double trunk would be cool in years to come.

I received an email from Craig yesterday and they are working on the email issue and hopefully will be sorted today.

First Tulip

27 February 2017 13:37:44
First Tulip

First Tulip

While in the garden this morning, Aoife said ''there's a Tulip just about to open''.

I said ''don't think so it's a bit early''.

''What's this then''?

Opps!! ;O

What a morning.

27 February 2017 13:29:32

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Aoife arrived down at 8 this morning, and simply said ''right dad let's go'.....

I had no idea what she was up to.

She stated, ''I'm tired of looking at the garden looking so sad, so either you show me what to do, or you take your chances on what I do''

So, four hours later the difference was amazing, so much stuff cut back and cleared away. It was lovely having the company and her chatting away none stop.

I didn't take before photos, but the difference is ''epic''using her own words.

To boot, I was asked if she could help again later in the week ;)

It is what it is.

25 February 2017 14:20:11
It is what it is.

It is what it is.

This couldn’t be further away from a gardening issue ever, but please bear with me.

 

It is what it is, this my new motto.

 

I have recently been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, it is in an early stage, but the cancer cells seem to be rather vicious, ranking high eight’s to nine on a scale of ten.

 

I have decided to take after my late sister and go totally open and public with this issue. Men need to be more aware and tuned in about this. Some of you know already and I appreciate the comments and wishes you all sent me. Please, please do not send any PM’s to me on this journal; it’s not why I’m posting. I was speaking with a nurse the other day and she made a comment that awareness needs to be raised when and where ever possible about this. So if you are male over 50, or have such in your life, then a visit to a GP for a blood test checking the PSA is the order of the day.

 

I am facing surgery in April or early May, I’ll be most likely out of action for about two months. Other treatments may be needed thereafter, only time can tell on this.

 

As a good friend said to me yesterday, ‘treat it as a speed bump in the road of life’, like that thinking.

 

I, as you all know am the eternal optimist, I don’t intend changing in anyway soon. I may never comment again about this again here, but if I do and if I laugh or joke about it, it’s just me been me, it's my way. Better to laugh than cry.

 

Positively, is the order of the day in my book, so onwards and upwards.

 

It is what it is.

Primula Black Lace

19 February 2017 22:15:04
Primula Black Lace

Primula Black Lace

The first flowers on one of my top Primulas are opening, much earlier than normal for my garden.

Helleborus Dark Night

19 February 2017 15:21:56

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Loving this one, looks super as the light shines through the petals.

Double Ellen

19 February 2017 08:42:52

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I don't know the full name other than been Double Ellen. Really bulked up well this year.

Headless Dragon

19 February 2017 08:40:27

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My first serious attempt at Topiary is coming along nicely, all that's missing is the head.

That is where a little cheating comes in, I intend to buy a Dragon head and just sit it on to the front of the body. This year I will allow some spikes to grow out of the top of the body. The tail is been trained up and around the tree trunk.

As soon as I find the head I'll post more photos.

Hellebore Harvington Yellow

16 February 2017 23:23:48

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While I do love all the deep coloured Hellebores, this Yellow one is top of my list and always love watching it open. Seems much slower at bulking up compaired to others in the garden, but it is improving each year.

Galanathus Straffan

16 February 2017 23:19:27
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Galanathus Straffan

Delighted to see these snowdrops looking so well this year. They suffered a serious slug attack this time last year. I gave them some protection today after seeing them looking so good. Hoping to get some gardening done over the weekend.

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