February 2012

Snowdrops and Crocus

Snowdrops and crocus are the classic late winter flowers. Last autumn, I planted many snowdrops but it will be several years before they begin to for clumps around the garden […]

Potting and Pottering

Today was a good day. It began with a trip to the Garden Centre to pick up some compost. I used it while working with the garden pots for most […]

Just a Few Daffodils

I don’t know what it is about our garden, but since the year after we naturalised the lawn with daffodils, the shows have been poor. There are several areas under […]

At the moment, the two large south-facing Velux windows in my bedroom do not have blinds. At the moment, this isn’t too much of an issue. However, I am noticing […]

I always hear “uh oh” every time I suddenly stop and announce, “I’ve decided”. Well, “I’ve decided” on a couple of things for the garden this coming year: I will […]

My! My! Time Flies!

I don’t mention the front garden much, mainly because I don’t give it much attention. I go through brief periods of spending time on it in between longer periods of […]

It’s the weekend, it’s a beautifully clear and sunny day and I’m not going outside. Despite the clear skies and the strong sunshine, it still feels very cold. The garden […]

Beware Flattened Plants

A serious problem for some gardens is the risk of the weight of snow bringing down tree limbs or sections of large plants, especially evergreen plants where there are leaves […]

Snow Continues

It looks like there’s no let-up to the cold just yet. A continental high that is refusing to shift is sending freezing air our way. The snow isn’t really thawing […]

Amaryllis Flowers

I’ve been conned. It’s the second flower spike on the Amaryllis, it has opened to reveal only three flowers instead of the four that I was expecting (since I got […]