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After flood and frosts I wondered what would survive in my garden this year. I have been pleasantly surprised at how resilient plants are :)

Some of my new purchases are quite small so I will pot them on for a while. I am not sure how quickly the winter box will grow but I like the idea of it in a pot by the back door. I am hoping the photo with the green spikey growth is dwarf irises. I can’t think what else they might be and I’ve forgotten where I put all the little bulbs :)

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Marvellous. All pure things were saved. I am surprised how many flowers you have in bloom! Beautiful photos. Congratulation.

24 Feb, 2015

 

It's amazing isn't it what comes through despite the frosts and snows? I have a Winter Box in a largish tub by the back door and the perfume as I go in and out is wonderful. It has also grown quite quickly. Did you really see ladybirds?

24 Feb, 2015

 

Lots of goodies waiting to grow like mad when longer warmer days arrive. Lovely pics Gee.

24 Feb, 2015

 

Thank you, Katarina, Waddy and Dorjac. Yes, the ladybirds were there while the sun was shining but have hidden themselves away again now. They were on the large Bay tree :)

24 Feb, 2015

 

Well looks as if you have been lucky so far.

24 Feb, 2015

 

Last night the temp was - 18 C today it has warmed up to -15 C. I just came in from the garden after having a look at a Chinese Praying Mantis egg case attached to a stem of, what else, Loosestrife. I tried to take a photo for posting but the lense frosted up. It has been a brutally cold February and I look forward to seeing those mantises spill out of that egg case. As for the garden, I was thinking the same thing and then came upon your blog.

24 Feb, 2015

 

All are very lovely. Your first photo is beautiful, frosted leaves look so pretty just as if you had got the glitter out!

24 Feb, 2015

 

Love the photographs with the frost on so beautiful, and I am tempted with the Pittosporum Golf Ball and the Nandina am I right in thinking that pic 4 is Sorbaria Sem Gee?

24 Feb, 2015

 

I love the frosted camellia flower. I had not heard of the Sorbaria before. It is very pretty.

24 Feb, 2015

 

The camellia is Debbie, always early to flower, Scotsgran.

You're right, DD2, it is Sorb. Sem - this photo is of a cutting I took from the original plant a couple of years ago.

24 Feb, 2015

 

I'm pleased to know your plants are weathering the bad conditions well ... and you saw Ladybirds in the middle of winter !
Your new purchases are nice, especially the Pitosporum Golf Ball ... :o)

25 Feb, 2015

 

My Camellias have all gone potty this winter Gee. Even the white one with pink splodges is in good bloom. They certainly cheer up the end of the garden. There have been lots of frosty nights but few browned off flowers. Maybe last winters rains and a lot of pruning, of a discrete kind has activated them.

25 Feb, 2015

 

Ladybirds disappeared from my garden completely in the last few years so its good to see some elsewhere, I'd missed your flood blogs Gee, thank goodness you do not seem to have been left with any lasting damage and your plants look to have come through safely, hope its sorted for you now, nice photo's.....

25 Feb, 2015

 

I love the frosted leaves too - it must be such a relief to see how much has survived. The ladybirds are a surprise at this time of year. My christmas box has only grown slowly so far so hopng it will speed up a bit soon. Having one by the back door is a great idea, you need to make the most of the perfume!

25 Feb, 2015

amy
Amy
 

It looks as if you are off to a good start with your wonderful collection Gill ,it's amazing how plants survive tough conditions ,your garden will come through it and be as pretty as ever this year :o)

25 Feb, 2015

 

Some real beauties there Gee, and all looking so healthy and raring to go, I love the simple Wallflower, to me it says it all about Spring. Yes I have Ladybirds too, I think we're all champing at the bit for warmer days to come...:o))

26 Feb, 2015

 

My first thought was 'Phew, good to see so many survivors after your flooding of late!' You must be so pleased to see them, love the Osmanthus.

28 Feb, 2015

 

It's all looking lovely,Gee..and I like the frosted leaves too,also the Pittosporum Golf Ball..I shall look that one up..
so glad all your plants survived for you..:o)

1 Mar, 2015

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