Monthly Archives: January 2015
YESSS IT’S HAPPENING !
Yesterday I was walking in the garden and I finally saw the first signs of Spring !!!! I don’t go often in the garden these days cos of the cold and wet and slippery weather. Today I took some pictures.
HERE YOU SEE THE NOSES OF THE FIRST NARCISSUS, IN THE CORNER ON THE RIGHT THERE IS POTENTILLA INDICA ALSO CALLED DUCHESNEA INDICA, IN ENGLISH IT IS CALLED INDIAN STRAWBERRY, YOU CAN EVEN SEE THE FIRST STRAWBERRY. THIS PLANT IS GOOD GROUNDCOVER, IN SPRING IT COVERS THE GROUND REALLY QUICKLY AND YOU GET BRIGHT YELLOW FLOWERS UP TILL THE FIRST FROST, THE STRAWBERRY LIKE FRUITS ARE BRIGHT RED, THEY DON’T TASTE GOOD BUT THEY ARE NOT POISONOUS, AND THE PLANTS CAN EASILY BE REMOVED WHERE THEY ARE NOT WANTED.
I HAVE ROCKS AS GROUNDCOVER UNDER MY FIG TREE AND BETWEEN THE ROCKS YOU CAN SEE THE LEAFS OF MY BLUE HYACINTS
THESE ARE THE ONLY REAL FLOWERS I HAVE AT THE MOMENT, THEY ARE FROM VIBURNUM BODNANTENSE DAWN, THIS ONE CAN ACTUALLY BLOOM FROM EARLY WINTER TILL SPRING
BUDS ON A WHITE FLOWERING PIERIS DEBUTANTE
Have a great week ! and thanks for visiting !
Now that the snow has gone I made a tour arround the garden and I saw that the snow has done quite a bit of damage to some shrubs ,cos it was wet snow it was heavy. Here are some pictures.
THIS IS THE STEM OF MY BUTTERFLY BUSH( buddleia), IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE STRAIGHT UP, IT HAS BEND SO MUCH FORWARD THAT I’LL HAVE TO USE A THICK POLE TO BIND IT WITH SO I CAN GET IT STRAIGHT UP AGAIN
THIS IS TAXUS BACCATA, IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN UPWARD COLUMN, THE BRANCHES ALL OVER THE PLACE AND ONE HAS BROKEN OFF
THIS IS ANOTHER UPWARD SMALL COLUMN CONIFER, IT HAS ALSO BEND FORWARD AND THE BRANCHES CAME FORWARD TOO
AT THE BACK YOU SEE A JUNIPERUS SKY ROCKET, IT IS A VERY SMALL COLUMN, I COULD CRY WHEN I SEE THIS
I am going to try and repair this damage , don’t know how yet but I’ll keep you posted !
Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by !
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