20 February 2010 20:46:23
Sorry - Site will not let put up photos at the moment!! Will try again later. Am having this problem a lot!!!
20 February 2010 20:32:18
Not out of the woods yet!!
I took these photos when I was out with my dog today!!!! It was Mid-day in the middle of our estate!! So I think we have a way to go yet!!!
18 February 2010 16:02:55
Took a cup of coffee down the garden this morning to my seat under the arch, as it gets the morning sum. The place was frozen white. As I sat there I was nearly blown away by the heavenly scent of my Sarcococca Hookeriana (Christmas Box) It is in full bloom at the moment and the scent is just to die for!!! I could have just stayed there all day except they would have found me frozen solid!! :) I am so happy to see so many green things just starting to peep above ground :) :). Was beginning to think there would be no end to this winter! I got a new Camellia - It's a white one. It;s only tiny yet. My big Camellia (Pink) is not far away from blooming!! Yippee. That to me is when spring really starts!! You can see the pink tips on the buds. I will put up some photos of new beginnings. Please excuse the weeds but hey, Rome wasn't built in a day!!!
13 February 2010 18:17:48
I- at long last got out in the garden today!!! Can hardly type I am so wrecked. Oh boy was it a mess. I was almost sorry I started. The amount of work needed is over whelming!!! But i have to say - even with the general cut back /tidy up I did today, the place looks so much better!!!!I just hope I wont be sorry that I removed alot of the leaves etc that were covering the ground. Although I did find loads of plants coming up underneath, I am worried that I removed the blanket too soon!!!I just removed all the dead leaves and flower heads etc that were left there all winter> There are many suspect plants that I don't know if they will come back or not after the cold spell, but I left them alone - We live in hope!!!!I removed all the Gunera leaves that I never got a chance to - not only were they rotten but they were also frozen up through the inside of the stems. The boot of the car is overflowing with stuff to go for green recycling!!! Compost bin already overflowing. It's an industrial size skip I could do with!! I am off on Mid-term from school for the next week so hopefully the weather will be nice to me and I can get some more done. Delighted to see so many daffs and tulips up!!!