Monday, 24 February 2014

Monday 24th Feb.

What a joy to see all the Crocus and the few Snowdrops in full flower. The Crocus in the front garden have really multiplied, with Hellebore and Primroses also in flower quite a sight, really cheers me up.
One of the new Alstoemeria plants that I bought is actually in flower, it really is pretty, the others are not as far on, perhaps in the wrong place, will move later.
The seeds I sowed last week are showing, in fact the Cosmos are so far on I have transferred to the greenhouse. I haven't even bothered with the propagator this year, proof of the mild if rather wet winter. Have started to prune the shrubs as all are now bursting. 

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Thursday 13th Feb

Well last night were the very worst gales I can remember , luckily we came off unscathed.
Sadly the garden at the foot of ours, whose lovely Pampas grass has been a joy to view over the fence, are now just a few broken sticks, we will miss them.
An older tree by the Hospice, that used to be Kew Woods, is no more, hope the road is open tomorrow when I take Jack into Hospital, as they are next door to each other.
I have now sown the Cosmos and Marigold seeds, am waiting for the Sungold Tomato seeds to come, couldn't buy locally so sent off for them.

Thank goodness the Primroses and Snowdrops are low enough to have survived, surprisingly so have the Hellebores, which are now in full flower.
With this winter being so mild, if wet, I thought the Daffodils would have been further on.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Saturday 1st February

Will it ever stop raining! a couple of hours of sun and off it goes again, so glad we are not in a flood area, wind, being coastal is our problem.
My only clump of  Snowdrops are now in flower and the Crocus are just starting to open, with the Primroses and Hellebore makes me feel optimistic, perhaps the better weather is on its way, hope springs eternal.
I delayed sowing the Marigold, Cosmos and Tomato seeds but now February is here I shall get started. Family health problems have delayed me.
 I have tub of Geraniums that I wasn't keen on and left out and they are looking very strong, if I had liked them they would have died, they actually have flowers forming!!