My blog is one year old thanks to my readers who encouraged me so a big thank you to all my followers,and to those of you who looked at my posts, gave me a like or a comment.
The following blog was my first blog post it was titled : BIRDPARK WALSRODE
Here we go, as promised, I’ll tell you about a beautiful birdpark called Walsrode situated in a village called Walsrode in Germany. Perhaps you think what is a birdpark doing in a gardening blog, well it is a birdpark in a beautiful garden. We have been there several times in the past and we will go there again and again and again because it is so beautiful. We always go in Spring so there are loads of bulbflowers and rhododendrons to see, if you go later you have the roses and other flowers and shrubs in bloom of course. The park is huge so we go there for two days otherwise you can’t see everything. There are loads of pubs and restaurants all over the place so you won’t go hungry or thirsty, for the kids there are several play area’s.
Here are some pictures. If you click on the pictures you get a bigger picture.
TULIPA QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
Well this is it, I hope you enjoyed our tour through Walsrode.
I bought my first garden bromeliad, I have had bromeliads before but they were house plants, this one is for the garden and it is supposed to be winter hardy ! It is called fascicularia bicolor, it comes from Chili, it can stay in the sun, half shade or shade and is winter hardy till – 10 C°, wants sandy soil. I have never seen a bromeliad like this one, it is supposed to get a big red flower at the end of Summer. Has any of you experience with this plant? If so can you please tell me if it is an easy plant and is it really winter hardy ????
Not much really as the temperatures are too low, even in the greenhouse as we don’t get a tiny bit of sun. Yesterday it was 8 C° at the “hottest” time of the day !!! I know I said I was happy with the rain as we needed it badly but now it won’t stop raining. It is very frustrating as our Summers are short.
MY GRAPEVINE IS DOING FINE IN THE GREENHOUSE
IT HAS GRAPE-BEGINNINGS, AT LEAST 5 LITTLE BUNCHES SO FAR, I REALLY HOPE THEY’LL GROW INTO REAL GRAPES AND RIPEN……..
HERE YOU CAN SEE SMALL PEA PLANTS, LETTUCE AND TAGETES TO KEEP THE BUGS AWAY
LETTUCE FOR CUTTING AND CARROTS, THEY ARE DOING WELL, THE CARROTS ARE TINY ROUND ONE’S CALLED PARIS MARKET
TOMATO PLANTS ARE LOOKING GOOD AND THEY ARE IN BLOOM BUT NOT A SINGLE TINY TOMATO CAN BE SEEN YET…….
THESE ARE SHOOTS OF LIATRIS SPICATA WAITING TO BE PLANTED OUTSIDE
MORE PLANTS WAITING FOR A PLACE IN THE GARDEN
SOME OF MY HERBS I MOVED FROM THE GREENHOUSE TO THE GARDEN, I LOVE THE YELLOW LEMON THYME !
Please please if you can, sent me some sun, my plants desperately need a bit of sun and warmth now and so do I !!
I have found a few new house guests, for some of them I have been looking for a long time, so I am quite pleased with myself !I prefer my house guests to be small to start with and to stay small if possible so I can have many different ones.
AGAVE STRICTA, ISN’T HE CUTE !!! BUT HE IS PRICKLY !!!
SANSEVIERA FERNWOOD MIKADO, QUITE A MOUTHFULL HEY ! AND SHE HAS PUPS!
THIS ONE IS A FICUS ELASTICA ABIDJAN ACCORDING TO THE LABEL BUT I AM NOT SURE ABOUT IT. IT LOOKS LIKE AN ORDINARY FICUS ELASTICA BUT IT IS SMALLER IN EVERY WAY.
HAWORTHIA ATTENUATA AND IT HAS A PUP !
HAWORTHIA LYMIFOLIA TWIST, IT HAD A PUP GROWING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POT
THIS ONE IS A MELOCACTUS MATANZANUS, THE RED HAT NEEDS AT LEAST 5 YEARS TO GROW