Sunday, 9 December 2012


Not a lot going on at present except as ever the Mahonia is in full flower, this will flower for some weeks, with all the recent frost the flowers look great edged with frost.
I am always glad at this time of year that I planted it facing the kitchen window.
Everything in the greenhouse looks fine, I tend not to go in there whilst its so cold, just peep through the windows.
Just in case I do not get back before.
Merry Christmas 
and a 
Healthy Happy New Year.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Well the frost has finally finished off the Sweet Peas, though a few flowers were still hanging on. 
I have cut them down and saved most of the ripe seeds for next spring, I have sown some now in the greenhouse as I believe this can result in earlier flowers, we will see. 
I read recently that if you leave in the roots the break down providing much needed nutrients, saves digging so worth a try.
Alice gave me a Rhubarb root, I know its a good one as I gave her the original, this now has its own dedicated place in the border, away from the Arum Lilies, last season they went mad with all the rain, choking the Rhubarb. I know it odd putting it in a border but space is rather short, it worked very well until last year.