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I have been aware of what has been happening in the garden having already sawn up one small tree blow down in January.More sad to see the damage to a camelia


This one is hanging on by a thread after snow packed between it and forced it outwards, a small amount of colour is showing in the buds so i am hoping for some cut flowers before I remove the bulk.

Closer to the house things are happening the first Rhodo is showing colour always the first, R.Seta it can and does get caught by frost, first flowers at the bottom its at least twenty five years old about six feet in height I will show it when its full out (I hope).


Close by the first camelia

Next an easy way to make a trough offcuts from the decking i put down, Be warned though they are heavy this one has a lifting handle each end so two people can move it.
Up to now quite pleasd the bulbs and corms seem very happy,there are snowdrops four varietes including the autumn one Cyclamen Coum,Cyclamen cilicum.Corydalis Beth Evans and small Alliums

The Yellow Helebore in the past has failed to set seed,so last year I hand pollinated it and pleased to see seedlings in the last few days

The white ones are looking better with the sun and extra daylight

The crocus in the sun close up made a pleasing Picture

I am fed up waiting for all these photos

One more Nelson in winter plumage

Finally the Jug and a question to Hywel is it the same as yours if so it has quite a history they were made useing window glass to avoid paying tax on them (window glass being exempt from tax) I might do another painting sometime I quite fancy it now i have taken a photo

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So sorry to see the damage done by the snow. Hope the shrub will be OK after you have cut it back to the break. All of your flowers are lovely Bjs they are giving a lovely show. The camellia,s are gorgeous. Beautiful jug and glasses and nice to hear the history surrounding them.

6 Mar, 2010

 

Oh, your poor camellia! Is there no way of rescuing it by propping? - though I suppose the other half will soon bush out this side. The red camelia is gorgeous, do you know which one it is?

6 Mar, 2010

 

After all that Nurturing and TLC the weather comes and damages this
lovely Camelia, so annoying! Still, i hope you get it back on the mend
again. You have been busy with your plants, what a great show
those lovely white Hellebores look amazing! So do your Crocus, and
you have one fed up Doggie there...... looks like he needs you to play
with him. LOL

7 Mar, 2010

 

The little tumblers are identical, but the jug is a different shape.
I will post a photo of it for you to see. I'm sure it is the same glass.

7 Mar, 2010

 

A lovely blog Bj.
You've got plenty going on in your garden and lots of good colour, such a shame about that Camellia.

7 Mar, 2010

 

Interesting blog, Bjs. :o)

7 Mar, 2010

 

nice blog Bjs, love the glass to :o)

7 Mar, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Wagger= it is Camelia Japonica 'Kimberley'

7 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks, Brian. It's stunning.

7 Mar, 2010

 

sorry you had so much damage... lots going on in your garden... love the hanging duck....

7 Mar, 2010

 

Makes it sound like Judge Jefferies, lol.

7 Mar, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Wagger
Thats a name i have not heard for many a year, strange that one of the Ale Houses where he used hold court is only a short drive from where I live.There swinging sign is a noose.( bet someone asks who Judge Jefferies was)
Brian

7 Mar, 2010

 

Strange happenings seem to be attached to his name. I watched 'Country House Rescue' on thursday night - it was about Plas Teg, a 17th century Jacobean mansion- a fascinating house but there was no mention on the programme that "The infamous Judge Jeffries, who was born in Wrexham, was also a resident at Plas Teg, when he married into the family. The house is said to be have been used to sentence criminals." who were apparently immediately executed in the next room - in his own home!!! I wonder if this has any bearing on it being 'one of the most haunted places in the UK'.

7 Mar, 2010

 

Lovely blog Brian. Especially love the camelias and crocus. I'm assuming that you have acidic soil with the rhodos etc. I must have a go at hand pollinating hellebores. Did you do a cross or self pollinate?

11 Mar, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Paul
Yellow hellebore i selfed several people had asked for seedlings but had none,
remains to be seen if it comes true.Yes the soil is neutral to acidic most is heavy clay not what you would expect from the edge of an ancient woodland.

11 Mar, 2010

 

I have never seen a yellow hellebore. I love the camellia and your garden. Have I misread that you have four snowdrops including the autumn one or are you referring to C coum.

12 Apr, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Scotsgran did not write that very well,4 varieties of snowdrop in trough 3 are doubles and there are many more in the garden.
Brian

12 Apr, 2010

 

I hope you didn't mind me asking. I have autumn flowering crocus and I wondered if there was such a thing as autumn snowdrops.There is a summer snowdrop (flake) leucojum.

12 Apr, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Scotsgran ask away, Yes there are a few the best known is Galanthus Regina Olga flowers October. It was discovered by a scandanavian who named it after his Queen ( dont think i worded that quite right either) LOL
To the bulbs they are hardy but i do not find they flower well outside.it could be they would be better in the North I am not sure,they are alright in pots that are fairly dry in summer .Expensive to buy as all snowdrops are,mine have been under the weather throughout this last winter .but appear to be recovering if there are any spare when they die down will let you have a few.
Brian

12 Apr, 2010

 

Thank you so much. I am amazed to hear there are autumn flowering snowdrops. I love the love story behind the name. I had a quick scoot through the net to see if I could find out any more. On the Alpine club of BC there was an article about them. In 1862 the Greek King and Queen were deposed. The following year a Danish Prince, George, became king. On a visit to Russia he met the Tsars 12 year old niece, Olga Constantinovna. They married in 1867 and produced 8 children. One of them was the father of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

12 Apr, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

I am pleased you looked that up i did not know the details have made a note of that .
one other thing relating to that snowdrop like the autumn crocus the leaves come after the flower

12 Apr, 2010

 

That is interesting. I have autumn crocus and the leaves are huge and as you say come after the crocus has flowered.

12 Apr, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Scotsgran autumn crocus are the same size as spring ones if you have huge leaves they are Colchicums often called autumn crocus probably because of there shape, they belong to the Lily family and not related to crocus.
This could become complicated - dont think I better try and explain the botanical difference. LOL
Brian

13 Apr, 2010

 

Yes they are Colchicums I just had not realised they were a different family. We do have a lot of misconceptions because "of the way it has always been". I was advised to learn the latin names of plants because that is the only way to ensure you get the plant you want.

13 Apr, 2010

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