The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

A Racing Start

AndrewR

By AndrewR

11 comments


It has become a tradition here at Devonia to count the number of plants in flower on New Year’s Day. The autumn weather here in Bracknell was incredibly mild and this year’s tally is 31 different flowers!

Arabis
Clematis ‘Lansdowne Gem’
Colchicum hungaricum
Coronilla glauca
Cyclamen coum
Daphne blagyana
Epimedium grandiflorum
Eranthis hyemalis
Fuchsia microphylla
Hellebore
Jasminum nudiflorum
Knautia arvensis
Leucojum aestivum
Lithodora zahnii
Meconopsis cambrica
Muscari
Narcissus – 4 varieties
Primroses
Pulmonaria
Reticulata iris – 3 varieties
Rosa ‘The Fairy’
Rosemary – 2 different ones
Viburnum tinus
Vinca difformis – 2 different ones

Happy New Year everyone. Let’s hope it’s a good one for gardeners.

More blog posts by AndrewR

Previous post: Arachnophilia

Next post: Is it a bird, is it a plane.....



Comments

 

Happy New Year,Andrew..a large selection in bloom there..just a few Primula's in mine,and a couple of Pelargoniums,which I forgot to bring in..I hope it's a good gardening year for us all too..

1 Jan, 2016

 

Goodness, that's quite a list! Happy gardening in 2016!

1 Jan, 2016

 

Happy New year, Andrew.

1 Jan, 2016

 

Happy new year, Andrew, I wish you many happy gardening days ahead in 2016!

1 Jan, 2016

 

It must be very sheltered where you live Andrew. We have had nothing but strong winds in Northamptonshire which most plants dislike. Better than floods anyway.
I had a job to close my car door. Very few flowers. The
neighbour's Conifers out the back almost bent over in half, could possibly have been harnessed to produce electricity. Wonder why this hasnt been tried ?
Never mind, another 4 weeks and we will be 'round the corner' and getting nearer Spring again.
Now, where did I put my planting plan ? Seven raised beds, no Potato seed where manure went, one of different coloured Carrots, must remember to get some Eviromesh for mini Cabbages, what else did I decide to do last autumn ?

1 Jan, 2016

 

Good grief that's quite a list. Don't think I have quite that much flowering, although seeing my iris start to flower was a surprise.

Happy new year, hope it's a good one for you.

1 Jan, 2016

 

Now that is a challenge I will have to go round and count them tomorrow.
A good show of flowers out in your garden Andrew. happy new year too.

2 Jan, 2016

 

Goodness me Andrew I can spot 15 in our garden, some several months too early!!
Wishing you a very happy gardening year and a successful opening day too......

2 Jan, 2016

 

Gosh thats a lot Andrew, I have a fair few here but nothing like you...
Best Wishes for 2016 and Happy Gardening....

2 Jan, 2016

 

Wow! That is amazing Andrew. I have one small Rose. Happy New Year.

2 Jan, 2016

 

What a list, Andrew, I should think that's a record.
My garden is too wet for anything so I've not been round it yet but a lot I put in are new plants so hope the wet doesn't kill them b4 they get started.

3 Jan, 2016

Add a comment

Recent posts by AndrewR

Members who like this blog

  • bjs
    Bjs

    Gardening with friends since
    13 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    25 Feb, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    6 Sep, 2014

  • Gardening with friends since
    21 Nov, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Nov, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Oct, 2013