The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

jealous gardner


By ellise


cant believe so many of you can see spring coming. my garden looks awful… dead looking plants, bushes flattened, the only thing that gives me any hope is i can now see the bulbs striving to get through,Oh well i do live in ayrshire and each winter i live in hope that some of my plants survive…. great to hear some of you are having better weather……ellise

More blog posts by ellise

Previous post: bad weather



Oh dear ellise think everyone feels the same after last winter, lost count of the number of shrubs I've lost, strong winds too the other day found my really huge cistus uprooted halfway across the garden, one thing that survives every winter no matter what though are my collection of daylilies, can't recommend them enough, sooo addictive.
Hope you find more plants emerging soon and enjoy the bulbs:-)

11 Feb, 2011


It's so dis-heartening to see our gardens a mess isn't it?
I too have lost a couple of shrubs and I fear one of my favourite Delphiniums has gone too. I agree with you about daylilies. Hardy little things aren't they. Keep your chin up. Spring really is on the way. Honestly.

11 Feb, 2011


My garden looks the same - dead. Spring hasn't arived anywhere yet. It's only the beginning of February - that's winter.
There may be a few signs of growth in some places, but spring isn't here yet.

11 Feb, 2011


Spring is around the corner and there are definately signs of life which is quite invigorating in some ways. However, my garden is like a bog on one side, I fear that I may still loose more plants to water logging to go along with the 2 beautiful hebes I lost with the snow and ice! :o(

11 Feb, 2011


I`m reading this blog and comments and daughter and hubby are discussing the weather forecast for next week, wish I hadn`t heard as apparently snow is predicted..

11 Feb, 2011


Things are really starting to get going here, too Ellise but we're a long way south of you so I suppose you get used to waiting for spring!! It'll come...hope it's not too long for you!!!

11 Feb, 2011


Same here Ellise, Freezing and wet today, But there are daffs showing through, amongst all the dead brown foliage of last years plants :( I need to get out there and tidy up :)

11 Feb, 2011


It must be warmer here in Devon, I have crocus and iris out in the garden. Spring is round the corner, just image what it will look like in a few weeks.

11 Feb, 2011


sorry its so cold up there, but at least you have longer summer days up there and you are so much nearer to those beautiful western isles that i dream about!
hope it gets warmer soon!
i was surprised what was coming up in my garden when i took away some of the dead leaves

11 Feb, 2011


I have lost loads of plants this year which other years have never been effected by the winter I have lost 2 cordilnes which i planted from very small and they have been in the garden for 5 years. I noticed that alot of the gardens in my area are the same

11 Feb, 2011


I bought a pot of bulbs from the market and now I look through them to the garden and pretend its spring.....

12 Feb, 2011

Add a comment

Recent posts by ellise

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Mar, 2008