Thoughts of summer flowers

This morning my husband needed some wood for a project we’re working on; so a trip to the local DIY store was necessary.  Continue reading

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A busy gardening week

Since last Saturday it has been perfect gardening weather.  I have taken full advantage; I weeded and mulched the two evergreen shrub beds and weeded and cut back the now combined circular rose bed and small island – still haven’t thought of a proper name for this bed yet!   Continue reading

Daydream

Tulip ‘Daydream’

First tulip, just about to open.

Tulip ‘Daydream’

Put into fridge on 4th September.  Planted into a pot and placed in my frost free greenhouse on 4th December meaning it had 91 days at below 8°C.  So 50 days from planting to first flower.

This is the only bulb of the 12 which is flowering; some in the same pot are only just pushing through the soil.  I don’t know why this is.  It will be interesting to see how this compares with other varieties.

It is a good name for as I have been daydreaming about my tulips flowering for at least a month!

I’ll share it with you when it opens.

In a vase on Monday – a little bit of this and a little bit of that

This past weekend has been glorious; sunshine that was actually warm; too hot for a fleece!  I weeded and tidied the evergreen shrub beds and while doing so discovered the shoots of tulips pushing through the earth.  I think the tulips in the garden will flower earlier this year because they have had their period of chilling before Christmas rather than having to wait for January and February.  But sadly no tulips yet for my vase although next week – maybe. Continue reading

Brightening my day today

As I wrote yesterday in my In a vase on Monday post yesterday, when I was walking around the garden looking for things to pick for a vase I was very surprised to find that the yellow Crocus were flowering; as there are so few flowers around at the moment they made my heart jump with pleasure. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – thank goodness for evergreens!

I had a few things that needed to be done first thing this morning and I wasn’t convinced there would be anything to pick for a vase to today so I wasn’t sure I would join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s Monday challenge to find something in our own gardens to cut and put in a vase to enjoy in our homes. Continue reading