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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
After a cold night +.2c, it turned out to be a very nice
day, with some warm sun.
We had 6 new Clematis to find homes for today. We purchased them at the annual
meeting of the local Clematis Society group.
At the meeting we showed part of the film German ARD tv had taken last year in
the garden. It was the first time I had used a computer to connect to the venues
new digital projector.
We arrived early and quickly connected everything up, and checked it all worked
ok. We then had a talk given by Thorncroft Clematis nursery.
At the end of the talk it was Lyn's turn to say a few words about the filming
with us and the garden. I clicked the button to start the film, and.......It
Six new Clematis waiting for us to find new homes
in the garden.
Ladybird ( and no the sky was not that blue, it is
our front door)
The first of the Lilies emerging, this one was a
good plant last year.
Crocus enjoying the sun
The warmer weather has helped the plants along in the
garden, and our seeds we sowed in pots in the propagator are mostly all under a
growlight in the kitchen!!!
During the cold weather I have been making a motorized dolly that moves a camera
along a two metre track. I tried it out yesterday filming a clump of snowdrops,
the effect is just like you see on tv, with the camera slowly passing by the
snowdrops. I intend to make a video of the garden and plants this year using
some of the film taken from the dolly, it works from any position horizontally
to vertically. I will probably try some time lapse as well.
One of Lyn's Phlox paniculata growing well despite a few slug holes.
Crocus in the sunshine
Salvia flowering in the greenhouse
Seedlings in the kitchen.
Snowdrops looking better now after the hard frost has gone. Compare with the
Well not much has been happening in the last 10 days as
the weather decided to show us that we had not escaped the cold this winter.
Everything had started to grow away in January, we had become concerned that the
plants would flower even earlier this year, but with temperatures at night down
to minus 9.6 c last weekend, and some snow during the week, the plants have
The ground is frozen hard, so no gardening to do really.
I did pot up 25 plants that arrived by post this afternoon, and baked a cake,
which is one of several we are trying out to add to our menu on open days.
Even the Snowdrops were feeling the cold this
morning, with their heads drooped down.
Crocus in the sun this afternoon, waiting for the
warmer weather to open their flowers.
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