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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
Last day of 2011.
What is going to happen in 2012 gardening wise, I have no idea, apart from the
plants are going to get really mixed up with their flowering times due to the
lack of a cold period so far this winter.
While working in the garden today, I saw buds on one of the Narcissi, Snowdrops
just showing buds, Crocus leaves showing and lots of new growth buds on the
Clematis, which have not been pruned yet. We don't want to prune the clematis
for about a month, just in case we get a really cold snap.
I did start potting up some of the Thalictrum and Eryngium we grew from this
years seed today.
Eryngium 'Graham Stuart Thomas' before pricking out
and potting up.
Thalictrum delavayii before pricking out and
We have only had about 5 slight frosts so far this winter,
so the plants in the garden are thinking it must be early Spring. Today we have
+11c at midday.
Not much has been done in the garden recently, Lyn has been picking up leaves
for about the last month, not just our own but others that blow in to the
We having been out walking in the countryside, and taking pictures of the birds
on the marshes while the weather has been good. It makes a break from just
gardening, although I am looking forward to the new garden year.
In a couple of weeks we will start to sow seed in the propagator. We have
several types of Thalictrum already up from seed we sowed in early autumn in
would like to suggest any feature on plants or the garden that they would like
to see on our website for 2012, please email us, the address is on our home
page. In 2011 I took pictures of the Clematis and Lilies and put them on a page
of their own as they flowered ,with the date of flowering. I am running out of
Ipheon 'Charlotte Bishop'
Potentilla 'Melton Fire'
Narcissi sowing leaf already
Clematis 'Mrs Cholmondley' with buds. We
haven't cut the Clematis down yet.
Helenium 'Sahins Early' has had some flower on
I have recently updated some of our Genus slide
shows with some new plants we grew in 2011. Here is the link
As it was dry yesterday I put up the Christmas lights in
Today we took down the troughs on the front wall of the house. The trailing
geraniums were still flowering, mostly because the wall faces south, and if
their is any sun about it warms the wall behind the troughs, so the nights for
the plants are that much warmer.
As the plants were still looking good, I removed them from the troughs and
potted 13 of them into separate pots, we have just enough room left to store
them in the side passage for the winter. They will be big plants in the spring,
so the troughs will get an early start.
With a happy smile on my face I told Lyn what I had done, but was met with
"I have already ordered some small plants for the troughs". Ah well
can't win can I.
Looking at the forecast for the coming week, it seems like next weekend will be
really cold, with temperatures during the day of only plus 2c. But then the
forecast for this weekend was wet, and we haven't had any.
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