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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
February has been quite a cold month this
year, certainly compared to last year. Until about a week ago there hadn't been
much growth on the plants emerging from hibernation.
Some of the Crocus flowering was cut short with a few days of rain, most really
don't like the wet on the flowers.
We now have a few Lilies bursting through the soil, so must keep a lookout for
any Lily beetle from now onwards.
I had to divide some of the Miscanthus a few weeks ago, as they were getting to
big, and found a colony, well about 7 Lily beetles hidden in the very centre of
the plant, obviously they had been over wintering there.
They didn't live to see the Spring.
Every year we cut the neighbours hedge, we use it to
grow Clematis up !!. A few of the trimmings fall on our side and need to be
To avoid standing on the flower beds, several years ago I made up a long bench
about 45cm tall, with two legs at each end.
I can then position one end at the far side of the flower bed and the other on
After clearing some of the trimmings and also cutting some dead wood from a
Rose, I walked back along the bench, as I have done many times, and it collapsed
on one side!!
I fell just missing Lyn who was bent down picking up more of the trimmings from
Luckily I fell on the lawn, my elbow must have
contacted the lawn first, and then the side of my head, fortunately no injury
I was not far away from the brick edge to the lawn, which obviously would have
been more of a problem.
Minutes later I was repairing the bench so it shouldn't happen again.
Crocus tommasinianus 'Roseus' before the rain.
One I am not sure of the name
Narcissus 'Spring Dawn'
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
Brugmansia sanguinea in the conservatory with many more tender plants. Heated
to a minimum of plus 8c
Like this Bougainvillea.
And this Jasminum officinale
And a week or so ago, outside,
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